Marquez is very likable. He may not have the charm or whit of say ....Rossi.... but I don't understand how anyone can dislike him either.
He always puts blame on himself, even if he doesn't deserve it. He's always transparent, and always sincere. He genuinely cares for his team. He is humble. He learns from his mistakes.
Oh, and he can kinda ride a motorcycle good, too.
Also, don't be so quick to paint with a broad brush. I'm a Rossi fan first over other riders, but I don't dislike any other rider based on how they impact Rossi. I'm also quick to call bullshit on him when he does something stupid. I'd like to think that (hope?) most people who are fans of the sport can hold some semblance of objectivity.
I dislike Lorenzo, but that's simply because he's a troubled whiny cunt.
I'm the same way, only difference is I'm split pretty evenly between Rossi and Marquez. I like them both equally and in my ideal world, those 2 would finish 1st and 2nd in every race in whichever order and it would make me happy. When Marquez first came onboard it really reminded me of a younger Rossi, that's one of the main things I like about him. And yes, when they are at fault for something, I don't side with them...I side with FACTS, as best to my knowledge.
But believe it or not, yes there are lots of Marquez haters out there, that's why I posted this question. I'm genuinely interested in hearing some opinions in case there are any on here. I don't want to paint anything with a big brush, but from my observations I can honestly say that I've never met a Marquez hater that wasn't a big Rossi fan. I've seen people that like both, and I've seen people that like one and dislike the other, but I have yet to see someone that dislikes both just as much. That's why I'm making that assumption. It also seems like most of the hatred came at the end of 2015 with all that drama going on.
I totally agree with your description of him though.