And players are also 100% entitled to use the spacebar key - using your logic, it's been put there to be used, so I suggest people USE it. I also suggest you take your own advice and ask if people mind watching, if not, deal with it. Neither of you is 'right', it's a group preference. If you can't play well with others, you're free to find another group.
Generally, I'll accept either choice.
This is spot on. Group majority is what counts. If 3 people want to skip then odd man is out. If 3 people want to watch then odd man is out. I would say if 2 people want to watch and 2 people want to skip then either break up or suck it up and watch.