This is what I wrote as a comment in a blog:
I was born in a different culture, I am Italian. You are supposed to laugh spontaneously when something is really funny, not to be told when to laugh with a pitiful trick. Can't people decide for themselves?
I love much of the Anglo-Saxon culture, but definitely not laugh tracks. And as it has been said by so many people, you get laugh tracks even when something is not remotely funny.