Regular reader and commenter Chana writes in with this:
You see — you take a simple potato knish, change the dough a litte, fill it with something a little different, and everyone is screaming “you call that a knish? You call THAT a KNISH?? Are you crazy? That is NOT a KNISH!!”
You take a macaron, completely and unashamedly change the ingredients on both the inside AND the outside, and what do people say? “Oh, what a brilliant idea! What an absolutely magnificent macaron! Oh, I wish I could make macarons like that! Boy, these macarons are just incredible, aren’t they?”
Too true. I tell you, the things I put up with for you people.