Warm, I do like it a lot. This one in the pic was a bit over ripe. Once it gets to that stage, the texture is very soft and has a bitter after taste. The more over-ripe, the bitter it becomes. I usually like it a bit firmer as it can be sweet and crunchy and does not have the very pungent smell. If I can't find the just right one, I prefer under ripe to over-ripe durian.
When I first heard Americans comparing durian to all kinds of awful things, I was offended. Then, I realize that it's the same way I feel about cheese. I describe stinky cheeses with all kinds of names, too.
These days, I am not offended at all. In fact, I like reading how American people describe durian's look, taste, texture and smell. You guys are so creative with words. I laughed out loud sometimes..