I loved MGS2 Raiden. I hate what they did to him in order to make in seem BA and appeal the stupid public that just wanted him to be "cool" like Snake. --- PSN: Co1onel-225 https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCoIonel
This may have already been said (I didn't read all the pages) but I think a lot of people (including me) didn't like Raiden because of the ongoing soap opera between him and Rose.
When I got over my initial dislike simply because I wasn't playing as Snake, I didn't really mind Raiden. It's the Codec conversations between him and Rose ("Jack, do you remember what day it is?") that made me want to open up a vein. --- "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away" R.I.P PFC Dusty Seidel