I agree. I find GH much more of a chore to get through. For the last two or three weeks, I've been eagerly anticipating Days episodes. I won't disagree that most of the storyline are horribly written and some are offensive, and yet I've still been entertained. I think both storylines have horrifically weak points, but I've been enjoying the Abigail/Chad/Gwen story and the Tripp/Charlie/Ava story. I loathe, loathe, loathe Gwen at this point and can't wait for her comeuppance but the actors are all doing a great job and, while I've been sure where this story is going from the beginning, there's still some suspense to it. I actually care about the character of Tripp and I think the actor playing Charlie has been doing a great job, plus its a storyline that's involving a lot of other characters - including vets like Steve, Kayla, and John. Now on days without those storylines, I have been less than enthused, but it's still better than GH most of these days. I've been watching GH a lot longer, and probably care about a lot more characters on that show, but there's only one storyline going on right now that I'd say I'm thoroughly enjoying.
I'm sorry, but I'd definitely take these stories over some boring story with Roman - legacy character or not (leaving aside that those other two stories I mentioned feature plenty of legacy characters and vets.) I'd be happy to see them try a story with Roman and see how that goes but if it went like the Roman/Hattie story, I'd probably be bored.