Slugs and snails are not very much lovable among gardeners but they are part of the nature too. It was not many of them this year but lately, they crawled out because it's been raining for days. They make pretty big damage to plant foliage, especially Hostas, lettuce and other soft plants.
I have more problems with slugs than snails especially red Arion rufus. There are years when it appears in great number and literally eats everything in the garden. In the worst days of Arion invasion, some people used to collect one third of the average bucket of slugs!