My wife and I have always loved 'em!
They're one of the smartest people (er...animals?) out there. They are also some of the cutest. (Don't make fun of me, please.) I don't know. Watch some of the gorilla movies and you'll fall in love with them, too. Try this. Log onto www.koko.com
and see if you don't come away with some feelings for my friends. (That's just one of many sites, movies, books, etc that my wife and I frequent.) Primates make you feel like you're somebody. They can relate to you. I love dogs. I think they make great pets, but they can't interact with you like a primate could. (No. We don't have any yet. Someday!
This is a difficult question to answer without revealing more of myself than I really want to. Go to the above website (kinda sad, though. Kokos friend died ) and watch Mighty Joe Young, Born to be Wild, Buddy, or even Project X. If you don't even think about shedding a tear or two, you have no feelings. (Nothing personal) Even through a movie (Buddy was based on a true story), you can feel a bond with them. When you watch MJY or Buddy, you can just imagine giving them a big hug or sitting next to them at the dinner table (well...maybe not MJY ).
I've said too much. I gotta go work on the Grape Ape.