Good post, lambikins, very interesting.
But, I guess I'm just a romantic sucker at heart. The stuff Adam did for Melana totally melted me. Nothing wrong with a guy going all out for a girl he likes.
Adam seems like a pretty humble guy himself, anyway - many of his jokes are self-deprecating, he dresses casually, his office and co-workers were very un-pretentious, his apartment was simple (I commented to my hubby that it had the look of a place where the guys were hardly ever home) and if I made the cover of Fortune magazine, I might frame it too. Nothing wrong in taking pride in your accomplishments.
Is Adam competitive? He must be to some extent. I personally admire and respect that quality, maybe because I have a laid-back personality. I do agree that Melana appears to be the type to take charge in a relationship, and Jason seems content to be lead. In fact, Melana even said she could support him.
Melana and Jason probably are better suited to each other. But if she was looking for the "total package", I think she sent the wrong guy home on the bus.