I thought it was a good article, too - for REAL Louis fans. I agree that he WAS the underdog, and if I'm honest, I'm kind of glad that he recognized it, too. It might even give him a kick in the ass to improve and grow in the future. I don't think any of the guys had it easy in 1D. I think they all had their own viewpoint, I'm sure they each struggled with how they fit in to the group for individual reasons, and I don't think that aspect was unique to Louis.
i agree, it can’t have been easy as cake for any of them.