For 12 years now, I've been hearing how this clown is a "relatable" character, and "the kind of guy you'd want to have a beer with". I just don't see it.
He started out as a whiny, petulant asshole, and got worse as the show went on.
For my money, Reed is the much more "relatable" character, and FAR more approachable. I'd rather have a whole ship full of Reeds than even one Trip.