I don't speak of Michael's historical record, but of his second career. On it the verdict is still out, or do you already have the answer on how it will end? As you make the comparison with Armstrong (and this is a comparison that is being frequently made) I would be careful, it may yet become public that Lance achieved all this victories under performance enhancing drugs...
The "hate" word is not in any way the basis for a civilized discussion, I think it is a comfortable yet immature way for some on an internet BB, to discredit the other party if they are not seeing eye to eye with them. Imagine that discussion culture when you sit together with someone in real life over a table....you would never do it.
In the final analysis the "hate" word says more about those who use it than about those who are accused of it.
Let's speak plainly.
3 year layoff, serious neck injury, and no testing - and a car balance he hates...yes there were some dark days for him in the last few months but frankly and plainly M. Schumacher just shut people like you up this weekend...or at least he should have.
I am not particularly that much of a fan, he's done some things not worthy of a champion on the track, but I've never questioned his work ethic or motivation and while he may not be a fiery Brazilian or Colombian with loads of natural talent oozing out his pores he is yet again proving that even at 41 there is no one on the track mentally tougher then M. Schumacher - in any discipline.
He doesn't have to do a single thing more for me, I don't expect him to win a WDC, I don't even expect him to win a race, not in the car he has at the moment, but if you look at what he is doing objectively, it's impressive. He still has that fire and can still harass the best of them. That's the reality and you haters can continue to try to talk yourself out of it - I'm in my forties myself and I know how hard it must be to be competitive with kids in thier twenties, especially in a sport where young reflexes and young fitness is such an advantage.
It speaks volumes about anyone that is taking this opportunity to be negative about him. It's hating. End of story.