Okay so here me out on this feeling I have on Harry Potter that I have held for a long time because it need explanation. I am an old-time Harry Potter fan as they were literally read to me as bed-time stories by my father and I reread it when I was a bit older. That being said I am a more casual fan at the moment. With all that set-up here is what I think: Harry Potter isn't as good as it could have been and the reasons why we like it are for the characters and world-building. Yeah, leave now if you are not open-minded please because I know this is crazy to say with all its die-hard fans. Here's what I mean by all this: the world, lore, side characters, themes, and idea touched on in the HP series are very creative and thought-provoking that being said I believe they are not fully explored and are being held down for one major reason: Harry himself Now Harry is not a bad or poorly written character no the problem is far less cut and dry. My problem is he is the "The boy who lived" the "super duper special guy" and "the chosen one." I HATE this particular trope because the are over done and quite frankly boring since they have been fully explored. So why do I think he is so popular despite this well he really isn't. Most people don't say they want to be in Gryffindor or even say Harry is there favorite character and those who do usually like him for the wish fulfillment unfortunately and if you do like him for another reason you do have to admit you are not in the majority. I always remember less of the conflicts in HP and more of the world and fascinating lore it created. If you are still reading at this point I applaud you for being able to do so and listening and perhaps even thinking about my points present. Just remember I still love HP, I still see it as a good book series, and I even considered the HP part of Universal to be my favorite part of any amusement park period I just feel that I like the book better for the world and background character and not the actual plot and I am both express, explaining, even somewhat defending my point. In the comments below I would love to hear everyone else's thoughts and feeling especially, what they always loved most about the books and movies.