I never understood why some people dislike raider, or even go to such extend that they even dare to say they hate raiders.

I admit it's not the coolest model, but they certainly don't look bad, I love them in fact. A good conversion and a good paintjob and you've got yourself an awesome skimmer.
Best part about raiders: conversion possibilities are endless!

Here are some more lovely raiders:

and my favorite raider, who actually took twice (or maybe three times?) more time to paint than a regular raider: HQ raider :