I have never tried them pickled. Being from Eastern Europe I eat plenty of beets in other forms - beet salad, borscht, beets and herring. And I do love them, esp. roasted. I tend to be picky about pickled things so I will either love or hate them, I bet.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.
Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.