Broken Base: Vampire: The Masquerade fans either loved the show or hated it. Admittedly, even the ones who liked it tended to view it as Camp.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Julian proved to be a far more popular character over Frank with viewers and critics alike. One of the major changes that were planned for Season 2 was having Frank written out and Julian made the lead. It is also the reason why Showtime didn't simply recast the character or write in a new one when Mark Frankel died.
Frank's outsider status made him difficult to involve in Kindred plots versus Julian's dead center role in them.
The Scrappy: Frank. One critic remarked that his character felt like a transplant from a bad cop movie. Howell's less-than-stellar acting didn't help much either. As mentioned above, plans for the scraped 2nd season largely involved removing him and making Julian the lead.
Which was unnecessary as he'd already been moved to a subordinate role in the show.
Rule-Abiding Rebel: Cash, and most of the Gangrel clan that appear in the series. Mainly due to the fact, they have to keep the masquerade solely out of self-preservation. Then out of loyalty to the Sire, ally themselves with Luna's group.