I have to admit, I think this is a very well thought out post and does explain your viewpoint better. I disagree with a decent amount of what you've said, but I don't think you'll waver on any of it with any feedback I can give you.
Right back at you Thwagg...but then again we have always disagreed on pretty much everything except for our thoughts on Swagger. We don't see things the same and couldn't convince the other... I just want to do this amicably.
I'll agree that I wish he did have a bit more crazy to him, but I think WWE doesn't know how to balance it. They want him whacky enough to appeal to kids and have his merch make sense, but they won't let him go that extra edge. I think his body language and expressions convey the character just right, ESPECIALLY last night with him switching between being a stern stone and spazzing the fuck out in seconds. We've seen hints of this in promos, but nearly enough to be consistent with what he does in the ring and with his face and body language.
Creative booking is a huge issue. The kid inside me enjoys the idea of liking a character like Ambrose. On paper, he is everything you want, an Austin/Pillman re-incarnate with a touch of Foley and a bloody violent history and an unpredictable nature.
However, the execution puts me off. Green goo, popcorn, soda pop, and exploding television sets, coupled with a "feud" over a jacket and a plant pot. I understand the need for this balance to try and draw in all the different demographics, like you've basically hinted at, but up to now it hasn't captured my imagination.
Well.. he's coming out now, and I hope to see tweaks, swerves, and development on his character, I'm not sure WWE just presenting old Ambrose will retain the audience.