"Self insert" characters isn't something bad.
The way it's used on /a/ to refer to just one dimensional bland characters that are like a pair of trousers anyone could put on and "become" the character isn't the actual meaning of the term.
We've gone over this countless times.
Humanity has declined.
But then again people will self insert as anything these days.
What exactly isn't self insert?
>MC is weak/ average so people can relate and self insert into his averageness
>MC is a strong/ badass so people can self insert into power fantasy
I'm starting to think it's all just a meme