I like what both of you said. Altho it's really saddening, I'm still curious what would Maa become in her post-idol career (No, I'm not talking about grad, don't curse me on Twitter ) I've been honestly tired of this idol system that Maa ought to deal with. Like, how they tend to repress her sometimes, because they need to show off a certain image, to become marketable and appealing eventho it's fake and boring. Just to sell or endorse stuff. Rather than selling things which you can do alone yet get a lot in order to multiply the sales, I believe and am more interested in enormous and dominant individual fans that very vocal to express their impressions, appreciation and support for what she really is, what she used to be (a childish annoying non-sense brat) and now that she's become mature, can now able to elaborate and articulate her feelings and insights yet still in creative ways and how she's a bit reserved now compared before (I still can't believe that some people still see her as the black sheep dimwit girl as she used to be despite her maturity and her role in MM now. They see her former chara as a downgrade for becoming (if not being) the most popular despite the fact that it's really her signature charm, the reason why she gain a lot of fans, the reason why Tsunku called it's a magic, the reason why celebrities, professionals and public figures talk about her in their own interviews, the reason why she often leads in statistics etc.)
Some people just need to follow her more now and be updated,they should not be transfixed their perception of her based on her past self that they dislike. Maa is different now, but still the same inside.