These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Red Beard
The Woobie: Otoyo qualifies full stop. Her subsequent curing by Yasumoto's dogged persistence, her being made Yasumoto's nurse (when he in turn fell ill from overfatigue), and finding a friend in the boy thief Chobo should squeeze your heart out.