Originally Posted by AppleLover123
I am about to purchase a new MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard installed
How is it new with Snow Leopard installed? Sounds fishy to me.
and I was wondering if I should bother upgrading to OS X Lion. It has been getting loads of bad press and it is starting to put me off!
Never allow someone else's ignorance to make your decisions. Seriously the ball is in your court take charge. In another post you referenced Gizmodo, this really brings into question your ability to read for content and separate the wheat from the chafe. If Gizmodo has any influence upon your beliefs you really need to step back and ask why first.
Can you explain why and if you say yes then can you list the incentives.
Apple has pages of info on why you might want to upgrade. The most important one though is that Lion is generally a big improvement.
If you have any ideas for good accessories or software for a MBP then please can you tell me on my other threads: 
Nope can't do that! Not to be a pain but we need to know more about what you intend to do with the machine. Different strokes for different folks and all of that.
We really need more information about your usage here. Generally Lion has been very good and in my case no show stopping bugs. Like all upgrades nothing is perfect. I'd suggest more detail would help with answering your questions.