I like the lizards. What seems to be common around here are small. I'm not sure why I like them. They are kinda cute and like I said, small. I can deal with small. And they are pretty good about minding their own business. They just slink around for an insect here and there and don't seem to do anyone any harm.
I don't like reptiles. However I had to get acquainted with iguanas when I taught biology since I allowed a student to bring her pet iguana in and talk about it for extra credit. It wasn't so bad - it was a small one. Since that time I have been around other iguanas and even held a 3-4 ft. one in Fla. - and survived to tell about it!