I find Isabella highly annoying, but I will allow the Izzy/John romance as being viable. One of my favorite scenes from the tale of 2 romans is when Marlena is talking to Abe and says you get to love them both I don't... All the tears for me. And when she tells John she loved him, loves him. I die. And then it fell off to nothing for about 2 years but it ended fine.
I never liked Kristen/John much. She was just so secretive and weird. ED and DH had chemistry, but Kristen never felt like a real option. He was still so clearly into Marlena.
I almost said that. Because she was all I cut my hair and then in the next episode was like "Psych, Sonny" just a wig and she wore those bad extensions forever even in their first love scene and it looks so, so bad. I know the show was punishing her for cutting her gorgeous, gorgeous long hair, but girl could have pulled off the short look.