I've never eaten a persimmon, so I can't definitively say whether I like them or not.
I'm convinced that being a picky eater has kept me away from many tasty foods. And that's a shame! But I just have this thing about looking at a food and deciding that I don't like it. No sampling necessary.
Sadly, that approach to food kept me from the joy of pumpkin pie until I was in the 10th or 11th grade. The memory of that discovery is still very vivid for me more than 25 years later.
Anyway, these are persimmons and, for now, I don't like them.