I can understand not using one very often, but I'm having a hard time imagining a kitchen, these days, that doesn't have one over the stove and built-in to the cabinetry with an exhaust fan built in. That just seems standard at this point.
While I do have one, I only use it for 2 things. Cooking Lipton Ice Tea bags in a cup of water to make tea, and cooking Ramen Noodles. Yes I am married, and we cook, but I crave sodium at times and a cup o' ramen is an entire days worth of sodium. Plus, ya know, Ramen.
Also, for anyone afraid of a microwave for whatever reason, watch this:
Who doesn't trust Bill Nye?