We know how controversial Sakura has been, due to how she really didn't live up to her role as a great female character, it would have been interesting if Hinata would have been made the female protagonist. The reason is in comparison with Sasuke and Naruto she feels like a third wheel, who is always left behind and never really goes to her full potential. I also think that all the promising story potential found with Hinata (Becoming Stronger; Overlooked By Her Father; And Her Relationship With Neji) were overlooked in favor of making just simply Naruto's destined wife. I mean I am glad she won, but on the other hand I don't like how they lacked any good development for her. And I think Hinata really could have been a strong female protagonist. By strong, I mean she could have been someone overcame her own hurdles and become as great as Sasuke and Naruto.