I eat them, although I'm not vegetarian. I find these products hit or miss. Some are just gross, but I've found a few burgers that look, and at least have the texture of a proper burger. It needs a few 'add-ons' though to spice the flavour up a bit.
I have not tried it, but I get what you mean, I've had other "meat-esque" dishes and the outcome is not ever satisfactory.
I think part of the problem is that you're trying to replicate one established food with another type of food, to imitate it. Why not just make great vegetarian dishes that are tasty, nutritious and achievable in their own right, rather than to replicate something that is already massively established.
It's kind of like saying that yeah, meat is great, here is our unsatisfactory version of it. Making a meatless burger is fundamentally flawed IMO where it might work is for people who are already committed to a vegetarian lifestyle, but miss the burger so deeply they will take a lesser version of it. I suggest that, as a lifelong omnivore (as I am), to you a meatless burger will always be unsatisfactory.
"They might look the same, but they don't taste the same."
Cows are vegetarian, therefore meat is vegetarian...There, problem solved. As a cook in many restaurants I had opportunity to try a lot of Demo products, Black Bean burgers were not too bad but if you want something that tastes like meat go for a Grilled Portobello with roasted red pepper and provolone, that tastes more like meat than the other products.
Windows 10 Pro Gigabyte 970A DS3P FX AMD FX6300 Vishera 3.5 Ghz ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 Overclocked 4 GB DDR5 16Gb Patriot Viper 3 RAM DDR3 1866Mhz Onikuma Gaming Headset (has annoying blue lights I don't use)
I've only tried one, from the cafe at my office, which is probably not the best place to get one from, and it was...not great. It didn't taste remotely like meat, and had a weird texture. I might try one from a different place, but I'm in no hurry to do so.
No single drop of rain feels it is responsible for the flood.
There's a place near me that does a nut patty burger that's pretty decent. I never actually go there for that, I go because they have the best fruit smoothies I've ever tasted but sometimes I'll hit that nutburger while I'm there. It's still better than fast food burgers, and obviously far healthier, but it's not as "beefy"...