Does anyone actually like Locke?

Does anyone actually like Locke? Still downloading Halo 5 (75 kb/s glitch FUUUUUUUU) and have been doing research…Minor spoilers I found that only 3 of fifteen missions are centered around the Chief. While I don’t mind playing as characters other than the chief and actually thought the other viewpoints like the Rookie Nobel 6 and Arbiter were fairly interesting, Locke just seems…bland. He doesn’t seem to bring anything to the game, he’s just another Spartan 4, which are already bland enough, so I was hoping if someone who’s actually played could tell me if he’s just a generic placeholder or if he actually brings something to the table.