First of all, I don't hate Dawn. I just don't like how annoying her brother Max was in the series & because of that I just didn't like Dawn as much. But I attribute that to how annoying Max was by comparison. xD Tbh, my favorite coordinator is May by contrast & probably always will be. Second to May impo is Serena. Dawn is a good character & has a lot of growth as a character, but I just didn't like her as well due to Max. *shrug* So plz don't be mad, I do have a lot of respect for her character. :3
I like Dawn a lot. She's a great character and I also really like her design. I kind of like May a bit more, but Dawn is my second favorite of Ash's traveling companions. It was cool to see Dawn in contests and even Gym battles.