May I remind you that in only 9 eps he has done way more than most leads in complete seasons? (eg: Fan Fanel of Escaflowne, the entire cast of Gundam 00)
An entire village against a single girl, and he has turn his own generation to his favor. Now, if he can own that SOB elder, I'll be very happy.
You're only tagging out H2O because it doesn't have the animation quality of GL or 00. Stop for a while to see the real facts in the story and you'll see that is way, way better than the latest Gainax-crap or Sunrise plot hax.