It’s quite ridiculous how when you say you dislike something Merlin’s done, or you aren’t really interested in his character, you’re ripped apart. Merlin is NOT an angel. He is NOT a saint. He is NOT a hero. He has made many, many BAD mistakes and “he’s adorable” or “he’s so pretty” or “he’s a poor fragile misunderstood baby” doesn’t excuse that. The same applies for Arthur, you know. Accept the fact they’ve done some terribly shitty things - doesn’t mean you can’t like them.