A recent survey showed that over 75% of the people interviewed didn't care who was behind them when they reclined the chair.
The main point of the discussion rested on should these sits be banned on short-haul(under 3 hour) flights; on short flights, the comfort factor is not a big issue, but some people wanted them banned on long-haul flights too.
When I flew to Alberta- a 9 hour flight-I would not have been able to do the journey without a recliner. I am upset about the high percentage of people who don't care, but not surprised as I spent one trip with the man in front trapping my legs for over half the journey.
What annoyed me more was on the the last flight to Canada, we had to have the curtains drawn and fly in the dark, because a group of twenty Muslims joined the flight at Heathrow from Germany and rather than wear eye-shades, they asked for the curtains to be drawn so they could sleep.
I was fortunate, I had seen the beautiful glaciers and the ice floes on my previous trips, but first time travellers missed this chance to view the beauty of nature, the picture of the glacier on my book http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00891DFXG shows an area which no longer exists, this is the area which exploded and caused the blocked air lanes in 2011.