Duan Yu is mostly disliked because of his obsession with Wang Yuyan (and her beauty because she looked like the statue). It seems to me that he was the only one that pursued her. Other people, however, didn't care. Some tried to kill her without having a second thought. Murong Fu picked to marry the Western Xia princess, without knowing what she looks like, to restore his dynasty over being with WYY, who is as beautiful as a goddess.
Unlike WYY, XLN had many who was willing to die to be with her. Of course, WYY was not as beautiful as XLN, but she sure wasn't average looking either. Was DY just a passionate man? Was it because he has not seen exceptionally beautiful girls in his life before, and WYY just happened to be the first one?
Was anyone else in the novel shocked by how beautiful WYY was, or was DY the only one?