Don't hate it or see much difference in the two
A friend of mine believed there was no difference. His mother actually didn't believe anyone could tell the difference.
Their whole family put together a Pepsi Challenge to see if I could tell the difference. Not only did I always pick out the coke no matter how many times they tried but I can smell the difference. I don't even need to taste it.
It isn't horrible. I preferred coke and now I prefer a nice iced tea with splenda.
I just didn't like it when places assumed if I wanted a coke, then a pepsi was fine.