I don't know about everyone here, but I have recently started to find writing this sort of character quite dull and uninspiring. My very early stories and fantasy worlds always included a young, unlikely hero as the central character, but I have begun to steer away from these nowadays, preferring to have my characters already established in the world they inhabit and giving them a bit of roughness around the edges. I don't know... I just find writing a coming of age character a bit unrewarding. The most fun I ever have is when I write someone with problems, history and knowledge without having to rely on others to 'train' them first. What do you guys think? Do you feel the same or completely disagree?