I wouldn't necessarily call it an "acquired" taste-I thought the first bottle of JP that I ever had was the best damn thing I'd ever tasted in my life. It was also the first brett beer I'd ever had and it just completely blew me away. I was like "holy crap I had no idea beer could even taste like that!"
To each their own, of course. I definitely understand why someone wouldn't like it, though I've personally never had a bottle of JP that I thought was anything less than amazing. The oak/brett thing makes it kind of smell like a pair of year-old gym shorts in someone's damp, moldy basement. What's not to love!
I also love a good red wine. I don't drink wine (or JP) often, but when I do I tend to go crazy over it.