Exactly. Hetalia is supposed to be satire. But not in an offensive way. Well I guess it is in an offensive way but not meant to be taken seriously. Many people complain about it being sexist because there aren't many girls and racist because there aren't any south american or african countries. Seriously I read a huge rant about why this person hates hetalia. Well the axis aren't really the good guys they are just the protagonist in the story but I understand why the person your arguing with would be confused about that.
I think it's a great idea, I think the characters are interesting, I think the metaphors are intriguing, and I think the scenes are amusing. I'm grateful for the lack of seriousness in it all because while it doesn't offend people, it also gives us all something to think about; what would it really be like if it wasn't all fluff and rainbows? It's good to find an anime without all those fight scenes, blood, out-of-this-world powers, or even a real plot! It's relaxing that way, apart from the giggle fits I get occasionally.
But there is one thing that just KILLS me... the FANDOM. I would not be kidding if I said it was packed full of yaoi, but you would know, wouldn't you? I'm not a fan of yaoi (but I don't hate it) and I'm quite annoyed at the amount of pictures people draw which are yaoi. I understand everyone has a right to share whatever non-offensive things they like, but I'm also stating my own opinion here. Still, it's unavoidable.
I used to sorta like it, the funniest parts are the little things they say to fast in my opinion, so it was pretty annoying to keep rewinding just to catch the jokes. I don't kind the guys hot, they're all pretty annoying and gay- seeming.(no offense) Despite all that, it's funny at times and teaches you history, so I would watch it if it werent for one thing. The. Fucking. Fans!!!! Hetalia fans are soooo obnoxious. Ignorant, desperate, clingy people, and Hetalia is all they talk about. It's made me despise Hetalia.