These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Snark Bait: A lot of rock fans like to mock his image. At the same time, this mockery often comes with a grudging admiration for his best work. This conflict is sometimes mentioned in popular culture. Dean Winchester of Supernatural once said "Bon Jovi rocks, on occasion." and a music video segment of Beavis and Butt-Head has the two getting into a (literal) fight over whether Bon Jovi was cool or not.
Tear Jerker: Many of their power ballads. Which are many.
Especially the acoustic versions of them.
The video for This Ain't A Love Song, describing the Star-Crossed Lovers affair between a Vietnamese girl and an American Intrepid Reporter during the war, is this in spades. Specially the sequence playing during the guitar riff, in which the girl is apparently gunned down in a crossfire, while her lover can only scream in horror. And then there's the ending, which turns into a Heartwarming Moment when the reporter comes back decades later... and finds out that his old flame actually survived. And also meets their daughter. Earn Your Happy Ending? You bet.
Tough Act to Follow : Slippery When Wet is the band's best-selling album, with a phenomenal 28 million copies sold world-wide. While New Jersey sold very well and the band has enjoyed long-lasting popularity, nothing else they've done has come close.
Yoko Oh No: Poor Dorothea! As Jon's wife, she was a massive target of fangirl hate in the first years of their marriage.