I despise flying in commercial airliners. I hate the feeling of being strapped into a giant hurtling tin can in a shitty seat with one hundred people I don't know. I actually don't mind small planes or helicopters one bit though.
I am currently actively trying to avoid flying anywhere. Haven't been on an airliner since 2003.
For some reason, the idea that the operation of the plane is completely out of my control and that I couldn't even possibly operate the thing if I wanted to is a big problem for me.
In a small plane I at least have the feeling (probably somewhat overly optimistic) that if something bad happened to the pilot I could take over the controls. I'm aware that "general aviation" (meaning small planes flown by private individuals or small charter companies I guess) is actually less safe than commercial aviation.
What do the rest of you think?