SoftMist, I agree with you on all your very accurate observations. You brought out many good points.
I think he is a pretty nice guy for standing up for Dr. Pat when Hutch was bragging about her multiple "O's". Matt asked Hutch to stop, when other guys would have said "Tell us more"!!
Of course he wants to hook up with Ashleigh and Molly, what guy wouldn't.. He also wants to win $100,000.00 too. He has to walk a fine line, as no one else on the show is speaking out about anything really, they are all waiting for him to react. (It is a show created for him!) A lesser guy with lesser character and the show could get real ugly!!
When Ashleigh was talking about Molly, Matt stepped in and threw the truth right out there and said hash it out. When everyone was disgusted with Hutch, Matt stepped in and said, "hey, he is who he is and I am not going to stop talking to him because of it. He knows I think he can be an a--hole" I thought that was really cool. Matt also has consistenly voted off Ashleigh from the second show. (the very first show, he voted for Molly, and then Matt told her, being completely honest with her about it.)
Thats all except another quote, "Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking."