Gotham Central wrote:
Personally I loathe McCoy and have never understood why people like him. He's flawed to the point of generally being unlikable.
Gotta disagree there. McCoy is one of my favorite characters in Star Trek.
He's colorful, cantankerous, humane, emotional, funny, and never boring.
"You are a hedonist, Doctor."
"Damn right I am!"
I seem to recall an ancient article by Harlan Ellison in which he stated that McCoy was the only Trek character he would actually want to have dinner with . . .
When it comes to fictional characters, "boring" is the only flaw that really matters.