You know what? I LOVE this thread. And it does make one wonder why is it that the pro-Phyllis/-Sharon fanbases have such a hard time seeing the perspectives of the anti-Phyllis/-Sharon fanbases when we can come up with pros for the characters in this thread. Doesn't it? ;) Anyway...
Sharon/Shick fan here, so I'll start with Phyllis... I think Phyllis has the body of a goddess, seriously! And I love her red hair. I think she's sexy, very smart, and creative. And to be fair, she is a very good step-mother to Noah. She also has been and is a very loyal and devoted wife to Nick (who, as much as I love him is not deserving of a loyal wife). She's a very good mother to Summer and to Daniel now that he's back in her life. I feel that the latter of my compliments are because her character has matured quite a bit since her introduction to the show. Wow, that was actually easy to type! *)
Sharon... She, too, has the body of a goddess...although to be truthful if there were a competition I'd say Phyllis has the better body. Phyllis is an A+ and Sharon is an A (to me). I think Sharon has a heart of gold, even at her worst. I also feel that Sharon is smart in her own way. I don't think naivete (expecting the best of people and being disappointed in them when they fail you) makes you dumb. She's forgiving and caring and also a good mother. And I, too, enjoy the way she relates to Summer. I also think her character has matured a lot since her introduction to the show.
Hmmm... I wonder if we could/should start a thread for the pro-Phyllis/Phick fanbase to honestly discuss/list Phyllis' flaws as well as for the pro-Sharon/Shick fanbase to discuss Sharon's flaws? Nah, that would end disasterously...really quickly!!! But I bet it'd be interesting! :-)