I like surprises, based on context.
If it's a surprise like the day I got laid off after Christmas and our family had only a few days to find health insurance at a time when everyone is traditionally on holiday, no, I do not like surprises.
But the jokes I find funny, the movies and books that inspire me, the music that thrills me -- it's all based on being surprised or caught off-guard by something I did not anticipate that in hindsight makes perfect sense. In that sense, I love surprises.
The determining factor I guess is "Does the surprise disrupt my life or enhance it?"
Originally Posted by NoID10ts
* Noddy spews vomit directly into Melkor's mouth *
That was surprising, but I doubt that it enhanced my life much.
(In fact, I might have trouble sleeping now. Thanks!)