I hate separate faucets. I mean, really, really hate separate faucets.
Generally speaking, when I go to use a faucet, I have a specific temperature in mind – usually anywhere from tepid to hot. I am able to procure this range of temperatures by turning both the hot and cold taps and adjusting to suit my whims. When I find myself needing an extreme thermal variation, no worries – I simply turn on one tap or the other. There are very few instances when I say to myself, “You know what I need right now, scalding and freezing water!”
Separate faucets are ridiculously impractical, and, I would argue, potentially dangerous. I’m not sure why it’s so unheard of to have mixer taps in this country, but it’s aggravating, and I don’t like it.