Playing as Axel is pretty much one the highlights of my year. Yet, even though I love him, I ended up just playing as Marluxia? For the last seven missions or so, it's all Marluxia. I don't even like Marluxia. He's weird and he's evil and his face creeps me out. "His pretty face hides ugly motives"?? Man, that face is not pretty. That is the face of a creeper. And don't get me started on the hair.
I guess it just comes down to what style I like to play as, and his is right on the money. I like the big scythe. I like the mid-air combos. Hell, I like the grounded combos, too. He sounds like Saix with the exertion grunting, and I love Saix, so I sometimes like to imagine it's Saix and not Marluxia.
Makes me feel better about myself.