My father used to shake his head every time he saw me eating cold cereal without milk. "How can you eat that dry?" he'd marvel on many a school morning.
I disliked soggy cereal.
These days my family eats oatmeal. I usually put some oats, a little brown sugar, salt, water and frozen blueberries in a bowl and nuke it. Milk cools it down. Good stuff. That's how my youngest son used to eat it.
Now, he eats it cold. Not "gone cold after it's been cooked", but "ready to cook but not cooked". Blech. But he eats it, well most of it. I guess he likes crunchy oatmeal and icy blueberries.