i make a stew with pork loin, butternut squash, and apple cider (among other things) that rocks.
I dislike it for quite a few reasons...
One, its flavor isn't very good...pumpkins and sweet potatoes are along the same lines flavor-wise and they are much better.
Two, I hate prepping those stupid things for my job. Not only are they a bitch to peel, but its embarassing-looking too, like I'm handling a giant cock and balls. Also, they leave this awful residue on your hands that takes a million handwashings to get rid of.