The main reasons people don't like cats is because a cat will do what it wants, when it wants. They don't jump for anybody! They're not submissive like dogs are, they'll run away from home if abused, and are funny animals to watch. Why anybody would think that they're pests is beyond me.
While the argument is often made that cats have hunted to extinction but that is simply the case because they are predators while it is true that dogs haven't hunted species to extinction that is simply because they have been breed not do so, while the cat has most of its genetic makeup intact , that keeps him and makes him dangerous to introduce in climates with no similar predators; but i am sure that the same effect would be seen if wolfs were introduced in climates with no natural predators