I too am of distant German ancestry. I lived in Germany for two years and have traveled there often in the last few years.
The German PEOPLE, generally speaking are great people. They are organized, law abiding and well meaning. They have been through quite alot in the course of reuniting their country, not to mention that there are many still alive that went through the horrors of WWII.
I believe that among the German citizenry, there is not widespread American hating going on. I believe that most of this is the government speaking. This is very similar to the way that MOST Americans (I think) feel toward the Germans. I don't believe that MOST of us would not be able to sit down at a German get together and enjoy each others company.