Yes - I can always be counted about to eat the decorations on my dinner, and on the buffet items if I can do it discretely. Because I like the intensity of the flavor of raw/fresh/solo - I don't lust after it when it is used in combination. How strange!!! I do like the color factor - but for consumption, I just prefer it right from the dirt!!!!!
I've been a parsley eater since I was a little girl. I grow it here, and it self-seeds, but I've decided that I'll take a back seat to the swallowtail caterpillars in the garden when it comes to dill (which they eat first) and parsley (which they devour after they've finished the dill). I have yet to plant enough dill that I actually get enough, and they don't leave much parsley either!