At first, I didn't really like the song. I felt there was no melody and it was just derivative. Certainly not Lady GaGa's best work. But then the more I listened to it, the more I liked it. The peppy message certainly helps things along. It's just a really fun and energetic song.
I'm a straight woman, so the gay theme doesn't speak to me personally-- but I think the "born this way" theme can be applied to anyone.
And at least Lady GaGa has a song with a message-- it's speaking from the heart which I respect in an artist.
On first listen I was not blown away and I think it was because of all the hype about this album being the best of her career. However after a couple of listens I admit I love it... Can't wait for the album!!