There is no fucking way you would eat this if it wasn't fried and called "calamari."
But breading and frying makes pretty much everything taste better. If I every opened a restaurant, everything in it would be fried. Even the drinks. And the silverware. You would eat out of fried, edible bowls. We would fry the glasses so that after you drank your fried wine you could eat the fried glass.
And then there would be the lawsuits.