I see, of course I respect your views. I do not like Ouyang Ke as a person or as a novel character. I think he lacks depth.
Never read the novel, but saw a bunch of LOCH TV adaptations. I loved the 2008 version of Ouyang Ke. Probably the only character (well, besides Huang Yaoshi) who wasn't black or white, but had a lot of shades of grey. Loved the character and actor who played the 2008 version of OYK. So, yeah, kinda disagree with your comment that this character lacked depth, maybe in the novel he did (I wouldn't know), but he didn't seem to lack any depth in the 2008 version.