Actually find it interesting to see some people who dislike Peridot and Lapis. Can get why people dislike them (and I do hate how many fans woobify them a little too much, like yes especially Lapis has been through a lot, but people forget the darker aspects of their characters - they both have tried to kill Steven after all), but I still adore them personally. I'm more used to seeing hate for characters like Pearl, which ends up going in the opposite direction and making her seem like some sort of irredeemable monster while ignoring many good qualities. I sometimes feel like people are too easy to hate on some characters, because there is a lot you really have to consider given how complex they are (not to invalidate any opinions of course).
I actually adore the complexity the characters have in the series and how they are all so complex and flawed yet still sympathetic, and as soon as I started watching the series it quickly grew on me and became one of my favourite shows. Favourite characters are Pearl, Connie and Peridot (I especially find Connie really relatable, she actually seems to be the character I'm most like), and my favourite episode is Sworn to the Sword (which I have to admit is pretty disturbing when you think about it) - I just find it so fascinatingly dark with the themes it has, and it has the best song in the series so far not just how it sounds, but how the increasingly dark lyrics are dissonant with the more happy sounding instrumentation (but of course people take the more positive lyrics literally and make "inspirational" gifs and image sets about it, which admittedly annoys me because I feel like it misses the point of the song and by extension the episode). Oh, and the big reveal in the episode literally gets me every time.
But yeah, big fan, and am pretty positive about the show. Excited for the Stevenbomb in January, especially with stuff like Ruby and Sapphire's backstory as well as what the deal with the Moon is (there's a lot of theories about it, in fact).