I might have cause to feel a bit embarrassed concerning my love of Ramen and you're certainly right about the Ramen c--p, you're roommate used to whip on the illegal hot plate, the two of you hide in your room.
It's not the ingredients which are at fault, it's the cook.
Like most of you, I went through the "Ramen is better than starving" phase in my youth but, just as the rest of my life matured, my cooking tastes and abilities also matured.
Ramen is great! What is Ramen? It's quick cooking, nutritious, and filling pasta. One of the best things about Ramen is that it lends itself to any sauce or topping that might come to mind. The bad part of Ramen is the "flavor pack". It's 92% to 96% sodium. LTFP (Lose The Flavor Pack)