Yes, it's all OUR fault: An Amelia-based Rant
Okay, SPN Powers that Be. Or at least, those of you who think the fanbase just can’t accept female characters. Let’s ignore the fact you’re forgetting about the well-developed and well-liked ladies Jo, Ellen, and Sheriff Mills (bring her back, for chrissakes) and get this rant on the road.
Do you seriously not understand why the fan reception of Amelia wasn’t stellar on the whole? Let me clue you in. It’s because you wrote her as an impediment to the show’s action. You wrote her to get in the way of the plot. You wrote her rarely as a person unto herself, but more like a series of romantic cliches to manufacture “conflict” for Sam.
But what really kills me here is the wasted potential of Amelia.