LIKE & DISLIKE
Protagonist has many issues. Like he knows what are his weaknesses but he never try to overcome or improve him. He has very little character development.
Author use old Chinese traditional harem system. Where one person is main wife and rest are concubines and wife rule the concubines. Concubine's status, positions even level of protagonist's affection are very much lower than main wife. Some concubines have special titles but simply used for s*x object and political tools.
Main wife Cloud Leaves (mtl) is a much overpowered character. I don't know is it author's intention or mistakes that he sometimes lost control of this character.
With story progression protagonist become very dislikable character.
Protagonist forsakes his friends and brothers. According to him upper level and lower level can't become friend something like that.
Protagonist has a talented subordinate who is a great strategician & ambitious. Who uses even protagonist for his daughter (one of the main concubine) safety. Protagonist never tries to win over him and even have no confidence to contend him. He rather tries to threaten him, controls him by taking hostages of his wife & daughter (concubine). Protagonist rise to the top seat very much for this subordinate, but he never trusts him. A great character but protagonist always feels enmity towards him.
Protagonist's wife some decision really badly affect him and surroundings his relation. She even makes sure his sworn brothers remain his subordinate not his brothers but he does not say word about that.
Protagonist's all the successes and gains are due to Old White who opens the door & builds the road to the future.
Here cultivation takes times like literally 100 years or more. But time goes by nothing much changes on surrounding & world around. The feelings & situations remains the same, no progression whatsoever.
Although Old White has his own reasons & interests for doing these. But protagonist never properly thanks him or shows any respect to him. Author tries to justify protagonist's actions and situations...... even so much frustating.
And many more......