Going back to the original question posed, I regard Wetherspoons in the same light as Macdonalds, Burger King, Brewers Fare etc . . . Standardised, franchised and redolent of the unpleasant side of capitalism. The 'food' is delivered in microwavable containers; Service is poor; Beer is often badly kept; Staff are paid the minimum wage . . . but because Wetherspoons is cheap we are supposed to think it's great.
With their cheap prices and special offers, they are responsible for the demise of many excellent local and independent pubs, and for promoting the 'binge drinking' culture which blights the UK.
Thankfully, so far, the local council where I live have refused them planning permission on the grounds of impact on local businesses. How long they will maintain that stance remains to be seen.
Its easy to generalise, and to a certain extent I agree. However some 'Spoons are excellent. The Penny Black in Northwich is one such example, the beer range is good. I believe the one in Mold is the same. On the other hand, The Moon Under Water on Deansgate in Manchester has woeful service
, and The Swan in Weymouth has the least exciting beer range of any 'Spoons I've been in.