Trying to murder someone is a lot different than brutally murdering multiple characters on screen because he got off on it. Usually when people kill on soaps it's for self defense or in some way justifiable or because they're literally on the show just to be a villain. Ben had zero reason to kill his victims and did it because he enjoyed it. And he's still a psycho. If he wasn't on his psych meds, he'd go on another killing spree. Yet we're supposed to believe that he's the hero of Salem and is the most amazing person ever and how dare anyone disagree, especially the mother of one of the girls he strangled. The character is a joke and they've completely ruined Ciara to prop him up. Ciara is a legacy character who was actually decent at one point, but now her life revolves solely around him and telling everyone how he's the best person on planet earth.
I liked the Arizona story the best. But polls like that reek of the racism I have seen all over the place when it comes to the Black characters on DAYS. Several pages I follow have called people out and removed them as posters. It just reinforces the online behavior of these people.
Haven't half the cast tried to murder someone at one point or another though? Honestly, I wish somewhere would just put up all the episodes from 1965-1995 as it was so much better then. I would love to watch the 1960s episodes. I think the lack of realism that affected the US soaps decades ago will kill off all the soaps eventually. I can already see it happening in Neighbours in the last 5 years with silly plots that would never happen in real life and the writers there are obviously influenced by US soaps.