I have almost an obsessive need to use salad forks when eating. Conversely, I am often uncomfortable in restaurants and friends' homes when they only have one size fork that I deem too large to fit into my hand. I've used a salad fork with my entire meal for a long, long while now and have noticed that, more often than not, people are just using a regularly sized dinner fork for everything. I'm not sure if I would use a salad fork for salad alone if I had a comfortably sized dinner fork, but I know I'd be scrutinizing the design otherwise.
I look forward to moving out and taking my matching set of silverware with me.