I completely agree with you. I started my position in KKD back when it was in the $2s and $3s. At that time, the negative distortion attempts on this stock was relentless.
Funny thing is that with each step in the price ($2/$3.. $4s... $5...etc), a new batch of "commenters" would join the message board proclaiming how they were going to get rich shorting this stock.
Literally, the only thing that has changed in the last 2 years are the names on this board who bashing the stock/shorting. Their sentiment/arguments/etc have been soooo similar in each increased price phase that I have often wondered if its the same person(s) with just a new screen name each time. I still wonder if that might be the case because they are so consistent in how they are wrong.
But like you said... the pleasure is in taking their money on each short squeeze.