It's amazing that this is still going on. (The complaining about players grunting)
I remember that this was an issue already 30 years ago with Monica Seles. There was even talk that the reason she was so thrashed by Graf at Wimbledon 1992 was because she tried to keep her grunting down after opponents earlier in the tournament had complained, and that it affected her play.
Which is why the (understandable) groaning about the Liam merry-go-round amuses me. It is nothing new for B&B. It just used to be Ridge going back and forth and back and forth and grown women making stupid choice all the time and the incest, oh the incest.
We have talked plenty about the downsides of doppleganger story but you touch on something important: it is understandable for a character to be drawn to someone who looks exactly like someone they loved and lost.
But the fact they systematically end up trying to recreate the coupling ends up being insulting. Love is not just about physical attraction and it is a little too convenient that the resemblance ends up leading to love everytime despite the fact these are supposed to be completely different characters.
I would have rather he be Stefan even if it would have made no sense. I