I'm not loving how the writers are making Sawyer unlikeable. First they put him in that dumpy Dharma jumpsuit, then they have him acting completely out of character (three years notwithstanding, does anyone believe he'd be that much of an asshole to Sayid?), and now he's all reflective boy with his "I'm not the man for you" to Kate.
I call BS. I think the writers have fallen victim to the syndrome of hating the creation others love. Almost like a Frankenstein monster deal.
Not that I need Sawyer to be sweet as pie or perfect. All I ask for is a shirtless scene every once in a while, funny sarcasm ("I take that back!), and chances for him to show he's got a pair.
For the record, he jumped out of the helicopter to SAVE them. It was not because he was too pussy to go home. It was a moment of self-sacrifice that other characters are allowed (best shown with Charlie's arc) and no amount of retcon in the world will change my opinion.
And all this not letting a little kid die is less moral quandary, and more lazy writing. Ben's responsible for multiple deaths and tons of misery. For his skull-fucking alone he should die. If the writers try to pull a Darth Vader revamp on him, I swear I'll...I'll...bitch about it to friends, family, and blog.