i think some of what you say is interesting, but i also think you're a little overbearing about seeing the good and bad in characters. just let people think of villains as villains and good guys as good guys. not everything in su is that deep, you probably think about this stuff more than the creators do.
i’d like to be thought of as someone who thinks about it too much, so that’s ok. especially in a show where the creators + writers have said there are no villains, which is why i think it’s kinda up to the individual to judge characters, but doing so with the knowledge that seeming antagonistic isn’t damning in this show.
crew members have often taken the diplomatic road in regards to subjects that are often turned into “good vs evil”, like malachite (”they brought out the worst in each other”), yellow diamond (responding “what did i just say?” when asked if even she didn’t count as an antagonist), and being interested in how every character feels (”peridot and lapis both believed they deserved better than what happened to them, but not jasper. at her lowest, there’s no way she’d accept help, because she thinks she doesn’t deserve it”, “steven’s learned that (rose) could make mistakes - huge mistakes”, “blue and yellow are equals and opposites, and they’re both still reeling from this loss”, and so forth).
i mean… sure, you could make it about me? if you wanna go deep, you could say i see complexities in people because certain life experiences forced me to confront a lot of mixed signals… i’ve seen people who are usually nice and wants to be perceived as good, but also takes their anger out on me, and try to decipher how to feel about them. all of that shapes you… but i’d like to think i get points for trying to understand what the crew means, paying attention to their statements, and judging the show with that in mind.
idk. maybe i’m totally wrong, and everything should be taken at emotional face-value - i’ve definitely seen the argument that SU runs on “pure emotion” thrown around - but i don’t think so. the show challenges initial emotional reactions, often by reminding you of logic behind actions. things have changed too much. i see a lot more people who have a problem with rose than peridot or jasper now. i think that’s very telling, in how while someone can seem antagonistic or heroic, those perceptions are fluid. i really believe this is a show that wants to tell a fuller story.