Blue cheese is amazing, blue cheese dressing is the best dip for hot wings.
I usually don't dip my wings, the sauce does its job for me. Living in the Midwest means I'm surrounded by ranch dressing too, possibly one of the worst foods ever created.
Blue cheese was definitely something that took a while for me to develop a taste for. One of my favorite salads that I have ever had was at a restaurant in Milwaukee (which I recreate all the time at home.) Basically mixed greens tossed in a red wine vinaigrette topped with candied walnuts, blue cheese and pear segments poached in red wine and grape juice.
Apart from fruit salads covered in marshmallow fluff, I've yet to find a salad that I enjoy. I've never liked any salad dressing I've tried, and a plate of leaves and watery things just seems so...unsatisfying. So I don't really eat salads. The quest continues...