I think the voltron fandom as a whole loves langst so much because Lance is that character that SO MANY PEOPLE can relate to.
He’s that character that is constantly compared to someone better than them.
He’s that character that hides their myriad of insecurities behind humour and a false smile, retreating from others when it gets too much.
He’s that ‘fake it til you make it’ character that validates our struggles with self-confidence and self-worth.
And this isn’t even going into his complexity as a character and diverse representation that he adds to the show.