Am I the only one who thinks that there's this over-reliance on relatable main characters?
Maybe it's just me, but I find that kind of character to be a little overdone. In my opinion, relatable characters, while having the advantage of making an audience care about them more easily, kinda really diminishes their complexity. It's like you could see their behavior and go "Damn, I'd have reacted the same way in that situation!" and move on.
I think that's why I prefer writing main characters that are messed up in the head. For me, it's a way to challenge readers to think about the character, make them think "What? I know that's not how I'd behave. Wonder why he/she's acting like that..."
Plus, I find those kinds of characters to be great ways for readers to exercise their empathy muscles, to see how far into the shoes of people who can be nothing like them they can put themselves.