No, really I'm doing it right. A LOT of American Macross fans were introduced to the series via Robotech and they're often the ones who hate Minmay the most. Because that version is the one that cemented their image of her.
Minmay is far from perfect (but then, which Macross lead IS?), but she's a far better character than Robotech gave her credit for. Yes she's ditzy and clingy, but she's a 15 year old girl, those are attributes to be expected in that species. When you get down to it, Hikaru is little better, practically the prototype of the indecisive harem lead and Misa really IS an old sourpuss at times even if she proves herself to be better than just that.