I find most other bicycle riders are indifferent about the bike I'm riding at the moment. A year ago I had a group of older fellas call me a cheater, but none since. Hindsight tells me it was done in jest, insecurity or just pure ignorance of the subject. As a matter of fact, this year I've ridden more than ever with non-e riders and I find 99% of them fall into one of three categories; indifference, curious or enthusiastic. The attitude that 'they all hate us', is just not productive in my estimation. Had it not been for the support and activism on the part of cycling groups in Pennsylvania, ebikes would still be illegal, as they were prior to 2014. I would bet that's true for most of the world. Last, but not least, as a lifelong Harley rider, I can say with certainty the vast majority of riders are spending ZERO time on the subject.
P.S. I like the phrase "Cheater", great way to meet other ebikers