Most people view microbes like this:
Microbiologists view microbes from a different perspective.
Prokaryotes are diverse and lovely. They can do all kinds of crazy things like live in acid, survive vacuums, live in ice, break down toxic compounds, and clean up our messes. Sure, they can wipe out entire species, too. But they also have the power to make cheese and digest cheese. I say they deserve R-E-S-P-E-C-T!