Kinda goes without saying that—as part of the target demographic—I became a huge fan of the character, although I stuck with my family's insurance plan. What's not to love? Perky and pink, Flash animation that was very fresh for the time, along with some Bruce Timm sensibility in the character design.
Not only does Priceonomics speak with Erin's creators, but also one of her most notorious fanartists. We broke it. Kind of inevitable if you really want to analyze it, but we broke it.
And so I ponder my own situation, as I find myself becoming more comfortable with my art, wondering just how far to take things. Doubtful I'd ever get around to joining the Patreon NSFWF$ crowd, but some of these folders are filling up.
Guardian article wherein the struggle continues for feline mascots.