I seldom enjoy macaroni salad. All those I've eaten are either to sticky or too bland, or both. I think macaroni salad, and potato salad as well, should help moisten your mouth when eating a sandwich, so I like mine "loose". At a church potluck, the minister complimented me, saying this is the only macaroni salad she liked. People who do not like vinegar or moist salads will not like this.