idk i do like sterek but a lot of the fandom disregards some key stuff about stiles AND derek’s character because fandom likes to ignore certain parts of characters and they LOVE to ignore stiles and derek’s relationships with other characters. i admit i’ve read some really great sterek fic but a lot of what is popular i just don’t really like. mama stiles for example i am just not getting on that boat at all.
sterek is nice for a lot of reasons and i’m too lazy to list them all but my favorite is that derek was probably raised with his pack and didn’t have a lot of interaction with normal people. the only normal people he must’ve had interaction with or heard a lot about were the hunters. the hunters consider werewolves inhuman and monsters but stiles is cool with it stiles is a normal human that doesn’t think of derek as a monster. to an extent they do care and respect each other
but yeah fandom gets way too carried away with headcanon