Inulin - A product gaining popularity - good for us or not?

Inulin is extracted from chicory roots.  It is a carbohydrate, but since it is not absorbed from the digestive tract, it is considered a fiber.

All I know is that I'm fairly fiber-intolerant.  I can't have too much or I'm in trouble.  As for most of the sugar alcohols, other than dear sweet erythritol, I'm also in trouble.

I read about inulin in someone's low-carb recipe and was a bit curious, so did a bit of digging and found this article:

Inulin - Friend or Foe?