Yeah you are right i shouldn´t say always, but in the recent history is sense like is always that way with the fans, let´s see what happen with Steen once he become champion.this is bullshit. It happened with Nigel, yeah, but is there anyone else who the ROH fans "turned on" that didn't coincide with shitty booking (Black) or a drastic decline in their match quality (Richards)?
The ROH fans, as much as people love to call them "fickle" and other bullshit, never turned on Homicide (who chased the belt for 3.5 years) or Joe (who held the belt forever). They haven't turned on Generico after five years of him playing the same character.
The ROH fanbase is (or at least used to be) smarter than they ever got credit for. Turning on Nigel was stupid, yeah, but you can't claim that it'll happen to every champion based on that because if the champ is booked well and has good matches, they'll be fine. They just haven't had that combination since Black, who everyone actually cheered for during his title run before he left for WWE. Heel champs are more entertaining, but that doesn't mean face champs can't work in ROH, they just have to be good. Joe was a face champ for nearly two years because he was good. It could work again, there's nothing stopping it apart from shitty booking and shitty wrestling.