Never laugh. You may scoff. You may scream what the f$%k! But always accept every order as a challenge and rise to it. Knock their socks off with the best tasting dish they'll ever have. One bite should be all it takes to blow the clothes off them leaving them naked and moaning in delight.
NO, MS is still appropriate in particular circumstances. Note, I do like LIme, NUtmeg and Xi yang shen (aka American Ginger). It actually is very challenging on the pallet, but those confident in the flavor balance will be okay.
Now Malt, Apple and Coffee are an interesting combination. it tastes like absolute crap, but people swear by it and go on buying the newest addition of the recipe. I hear that Malt, Apple, and Coffee El Capitan is awesome. But not with a capital O.