I couldn't handle other people being able to control what I do on my own property, that I paid for, or still paying for.
If you don't like it, sell your house and move! Don't ask me to lobby congress to get you out of a contract (yes contract, agreement, covenant) that you signed when you bought the house. I'm in the middle of an email argument with people who want a law exempting them from the antenna limitations in most HOA rules and want my help throwing their temper tantrum. Because I disagree with them and don't live in an HOA myself, I'm "hardly qualified to discuss it intelligently."
Yes, that's the way to get people on your side.