It's not that I don't like her because of how she is portrayed through Puzzleshipping fics. There were times in the English and Japanese dub were she drove me insane with her constant friendship speeches, I get that friendship is a powerful bond but you don't have to stand on the sidelines and say the same thing over and over again. I honestly loved Mai more than anything, even after she went dark in Season 4.
That and the fact, She and Mokuba got captured so often stare
That's such a shame sad I think the main reason why everyone keeps fizzling out from it is because everyone thinks that it's just about the card game. I honestly could care less about the game, I focus more on the characters and such.