Yeah, I feel like my issue was that neither side really got fleshed out with a valid voice in the end. The other city council members besides Tenzin and Tarrlok were voiceless props, and none of the equalists had a Zuko styled character that humanized their plight or point-of-view. So once the two baddies at the top died the whole conflict just sort of fizzled out.
I didn't hate Book One, but I gladly would have given up all the pro-bending and love-triangle bullshit to get a bit more story development. >>110412915
I don't know, I think non=benders had some reasonable complaints when they started getting rounded up by the authorities and having their power shut off because of terrorist activity. They were already at a disadvantage finding jobs and the like, only for them to have no chance to fight back when gangs and corrupt government officials started kicking down their doors.