I get that is the thinking and largely why so many are created. But I also think it's a fear on the writers' part to take the risk; if you give your characters strong opinions, then people might dislike them or disagree with them. I've never been able to actually "insert" myself as a skinny lollipop boy with shaggy brown hair, either. Why does that type get to be anime's "default human"? It's not relatable at all to most girls and women. It's not a bad thing to write that in for boys/men, sometimes, but it gets to be a problem when they never do anything else. I just think it just makes the protagonist uninteresting, and that makes it harder for me to get emotionally invested in the plot of the anime.