I was just waiting for someone else to say it first. I hate these things too. I agree that if it gets someone onto the spirit then that is pretty cool. But, When you have hundreds of them in your yard and half of them aren't inflated, that is just ridiculous. No offense to anyone on here that loves them, because I know there are people who do.I hate inflatables. Hate, hate, hate. They're so cheesy and tacky looking.
That being said.
If an inflatable is what it takes for someone to get into the spirit of things and decorate, go for it.