YEA! It's a pink year!!!! I can't wait!
Just kidding.... I just thought I'd stir the pot a bit.
Personally, I think they're fun to catch, especially on a fly rod, but as far as usage, I think they're only good for crab bait or dog food. I know plenty of folks eat them, they're just not my thing.
Pink years seem to bring out the most quality fisher people as well.....