I have come to realize why I am able to drink diet soda so easily. I drink soda not for the taste, but for the burn of the carbonation. No matter the flavor or type of soda, I will drink a large enough amount to feel the burn in my throat, which is also why there aren't any alcohols out there that I have had yet that don't go down smooth lol. So that's why i have no problem drinking diet, they all do the same thing as a regular soda in the end, burn =]. Anyways, just thought I'd share that.