It didn't take me all the way to Shippuden to appreciate Hinata like it did Sakura - not to diss her or anything. She is my favorite character after all . But I mean Hinata ever since she was little struggled to be strong. Same with Sakura. But unlike Sakura she gave it her all day and night. And became motivated after watching Naruto. Even though we got a fair amount of air time and back story with her, I still wish we got more.