Sadly, a lot of people do that. On the flip side whenever a game gets a high Meta Score, the people at my GameStop always try to get me to buy it, and are then shocked if I say I don't like the series/genre. The sheep mentality is rampant in there.
Yup I completely agree. It's really frustrating to be on the receiving end of that particular thought process. Luckily my Gamestop isn't too pushy.