I don't hate prologues as much as some people. Sometimes they are boring or irrelevant, but sometimes the first chapter is boring or irrelevant and it's not like we are going to start banning the first chapter. They can and should be done well. They can and should be important to the story. I say, if I need it then I should use it. It is my story after all, I can write it in hieroglyphics if I want to.
What do you all think of prologues?