I hear you, bro. I could write a tome on this topic. First you have to endure the incessant harassment from touts and busybodies outside the gate. Then at the gate there is the charade of 'security,' and once inside, you have to jostle with ill-mannered hordes. What makes all of this bearable is the first frontal view of the Taj. That's it. The Indian govt has ruined everything else it could get its hands on (the ugly fences, the hideous sidewalks, the dirty water in the garden pools, etc).