I loved the manga because Al's a smartass with just as much of an ego as Ed. I loved it because Winry doesn't have to have Ed to be happy, she's happy on her own - he's just a really sexy bonus.
All I can think is this person really wasn't reading the same manga I was. I adore Winry and I adore her in the manga, but her life is SO COMPLETELY wrapped around Ed that you never see her do anything that isn't because of Ed or for Ed or in some other way related to Ed.
And this person was saying these were reasons like liked the manga over 03. Except that Winry actually DID SHIT in 03 because she wanted to make a difference in general, not specifically make a difference for Ed. And where she, y'know, moved on with her life without him at the end.
But I am so not getting into this argument. I don't need that kind of stress. (Which is why I'm not posting this on Tumblr. Because even without tags, people manage to find these things and start wank.)