Now I started watching the anime 'Maid-Sama' for quite a time now and honestly I have no clue on how to give that opinion. Usually it's girl and guy are together, the End. Everything's happy right? The MAIN couple goes through a happy ending, therefore, everything in that world is okay, but is it?
Consider the character Hinata, the childhood friend of Misaki. I will be biased here, since I my favor leans toward Hinata more. He was very loyal in fact to Misaki and so optimistic about being with her. Doesn't this sound familiar to some? Loyalty to be with another even when your apart? I know I've experienced it before.
In the end what did Hinata get? A broken heart after this sudden realization that Misaki would never be with him. How many of us teenagers and young adults mainly had this feeling? A lot I expect. It's a painful feeling to have which is why I feel I connect more with Hinata too.
I relate to Hinata more, because he had his mind on set. His goal, Misaki, to be with her. He would do anything as far as I could tell. If she asked him to jump he would ask how high. He was willing to change for her as shown in both manga and anime. It's sad to know that the effort he put might never been worth it.
I found Misaki to be a good character, not badly developed at all. But on the other hand it seemed she was shut down so easily by ONE SPECIFIC guy. Usui. She was dependable on him too after so many situations of being able to take care of herself. The story placed her in several damsel in distress situations and Usui comes in every time or most.
Honestly I did not like Usui, sure he's every girl's fantasy and gay guy's, but it really didn't seem common as to me. A near perfect male partner to end up with in the end. I suppose it could be because it's aimed at the female audience and not to me, but my opinion.
So that's my opinion so far I might edit this after looking over this, but this is what was on my mind and needed to be typed.