I thought I would start this thread after reading a reply in a different thread in Novels. All I can say is that I am gobsmacked:
Now there's one I don't agree with. Even though it's not realistic, historical mindsets are obnoxious, I'd generally prefer a historical character with a more modern mindset if it's not absurdly anachronistic. Or, better, a historical fantasy world where the modern mindsets make sense within the worldbuilding.
Now I'm not sure whether it's the thought of deeming historical characters as 'obnoxious' [which is ignorant of history, as many modern values stem from the classical world], or that it annoys me as a history student and historical writer who's first pre-occupation is with capturing 'alien' cultures - which is why I read HF after all.
When I read HF, I don't want to read about the modern world. If I want to read about the modern world, there's plenty to be had in the general fiction shelves.