Eh, I don't like them boiled very much. I guess I used to but not really anymore. I understand about microwave aversion. It does really ruin the quality of almost everything. There's just no denying the time-saving of it though.Heck yes they do! I boil them if the grill is out of commission.
I guess it's time to admit my aversion to the microwave. I've never liked them and will always condemn their use for anything other than frying CDs.
Here's a living alone tip: Buy a toaster-oven. Cook your single pork chop or your single cupcake or whatever in it. Good for frozen chicken nuggets too. And melting cheese on toast. It's a lot more efficient than heating up a whole giant stove for one little thing. Plus it's easier to monitor your food to make sure it doesn't burn. Also less clean up. Just a really handy cooking appliance.