Stout, you gals crack me up.
I'm only a A cup & I like my sweaters to have more shape. Otherwise, I look well, too flat. But if I make my sweater smaller, then it isn't flattering either. If I'm gonna make a sweater, I want it to look as good as possible.
Like suzeeq said, negative ease is when you make something smaller to get a snugger fit. Like with socks, so they grip the foot.
My second pet peeve about sweater patterns, is dropped shoulders. Yes, they are easy to knit. And easy to set in the sleeves. But, they look sloppy on me. Raglan fits me better. But I need to learn how to draft a fitted sleeve. Or just come up with a master pattern that fits me well.