Universal is a funny term. Is it universally unliked? No. And a thinner lapel might just be more proportionate on you. What I think gets a lot of hate from people around here, including me, is the super skinny "fashion" lapels. I can't say what would look proportional on you, but I'd rather be on the wide side, than the skinny side when it comes to peak lapels especially.
I think it's the proportionality more than anything. Skinnier lapels can look better against a skinnier suit overall.