“You see what you expect to see, Severus,” said Dumbledore, without raising his eyes from a copy of Transfiguration Today. “Other teachers report that the boy is modest, likable, and reasonably talented. Personally, I find him an engaging child.” JK Rowling The Deathly Hallows.
I think he is all of those things and so it would seem does the largest part of Harry Potter fandom. After all it is named after him. He is the undisputed hero of the books and his action are those of a very brave and recourseful hero.