I'm not a fan of raw either
We're designed (or evolved) to run on starch. Rice, Potatoes, Barley/Grains, Maize, Yams, etc are the power houses of civilization. By focusing on a starch based diet our species was able to harness the most abundant food on the planet and overtake all other living creatures. Raw removes starch and replaces it with sugar (fruit) and fat (nuts). Our body runs optimally on complex carbs from whole grains. Raw foodists must obtain their calories from fat since raw veggies provide almost none. Fat burns dirty in our system, just as protein does. Our tongues actually are repulsed by the taste of fat, same as bitter.
Its much easier to avoid argument by just looking at all large successful healthy populations of people on this planet and examine what they eat. Going raw is definitely better than the Standard American Diet, but going back to a starch based diet is what is good for our body and the planet. Peace begins on the plate.