I grew up eating not turkey so I don't miss it. And I'm not too into traditions either, I love changing it up! My family's always had some kind of celebratory spread where everything is fair game. Ham, sure, but I've made steak, pork shoulder, pineapple boats, you name it. I mean, between turkey and everything else in the world, it's no contest.
But I sure love a good gobbler sometimes.