Well, I feed it to both my dogs (have for over 2 yrs now), and the younger cat, the older one refuses to eat anything but kibble. I truly think it is the best way to go, since that is what our animals have evolved to eat, although of course feeding a raw diet is only coming close to a "natural" diet, since we don't have the opportunity to let our pets go out and hunt for themselves. My dogs are doing better than ever, the cat raised on raw is doing beautifully, and I've had no problems. Of course there is a risk to it, but so there is to all feeding routines, even if they're not always generally recognized, so I think the way to go is to be aware of the risks, and figure out if you think they're worth taking. So it's very much a personal decision.
On the other hand, I do think that raw diets becoming so 'popular' is a risk in itself, since people are just doing it without really knowing what it's about, you do have to have some basic information about raw diets and cats' and dogs' nutritional requirements to do it properly. If you just feet your cat raw meat and nothing else, that is not even close to a good diet, which is why I think raw diets are not for everyone, if they're not prepared to do the work and find out about the diet.
Btw, BARF is now a registered trademark, for prepared raw diets by a particular company. So it is perhaps best to refer to it as a 'raw diet' now, to avoid confusion in this regard. And a raw 'meat' diet is also not a good term, since it sort of implies only raw meat is fed, which is not the case in a good raw diet.