Personally, I do like Salata as a teacher. She cuts down on written assignments through class discussions. It all seems very fair since the students are given the opportunity to discuss the topic with their peers prior to presentation. In all truth, this method really does us a favor because we're never really on our own nor have to worry about writing an assignment. It saddens me that many students fail to realize this, when its a matter of choosing to effectively use the time she gives you.
Her class discussions put people on the spot. I always get very nervous coming to her class. She has favorites, and her teaching technique is not the most effective. She also marks really hard!