Yeah, but again, an off-hand comparison to introduce a new character CREATED with that similarity in mind is different from constantly being enraged that a character created decades ago isn't like some completely unrelated character from Pokemon: Battle Aquarium or whatever.
"At that point, it's easier to just write the character off as a loss"
You're kidding, right? You are seriously underestimating your ability to stay offended at this stuff. You'll bury us all and still be shouting, "BLACK CANARY ISN'T ENOUGH LIKE PRINCESS TOADSTOOL!" at our funerals. :)
Seriously, I've heard you say this last quoted comment a hundred times. We both know you won't do any such thing. ;)
It's fine, who am I to tell you how to react to a story? I just always found it peculiar.