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.
Cedric in the TV show. Really doesn't help that Sofia is the only one who treats him with respect.
Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Sofia, when she's not being shipped with her step-siblings, ships like Sofia/Lucinda, Sofia/Viviane, Sofia/Cedric, Sofia/Desmond and Sofia/Zander are all popular. It helps that Sofia is very kind and affectionate with pretty much everyone.
Les Yay Shipping: Most of Sofia's popular ships are this, but Ruby/Jade and Jade/Lucinda are popular as well.
Some foreign Disney channels even took notice of this and placed it not only on the Disney Junior block, but outside of it. In Spain, the show is sandwiched between Violetta and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Marathons containing the show are frequently run outside of Disney Junior, one such example being "Una Noche Bella", which aired the Belle episode of Sofia and Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World during the evening. France's Disney Channel also ran episodes on weeknights for a short time during summer 2014.
So Okay, It's Average: Many of the older set viewers admit it's a good cartoon, but could reach better levels if the writers didn't hold back so much.
Stop Helping Me!: When Sofia went hiking with her fellow buttercup scouts, King Roland was afraid she'd get hurt and ordered Baileywick to go along. Baileywick insisted in doing things for her, which made her lose several chances of earning merit badges. And she was just one away from winning a sunflower pin.