"There's no crying in baseball!"
-- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
Actually, I didn't think he was such a sweet guy. He was unnecessarily harsh to Ashley at the end, and that was a red flag to me. He knew when he was one of the contestants that he was more likely to be rejected than to be chosen, and there was no reason for him to respond with his snippy little lecture as he walked away. I see that harshness manifested repeatedly with various women now that he's the lead they're all competing for.
ITA about his exit last season - the tabs and most of the MB's were saying what a nice guy he was. But IMO you saw the real Ben when Ashley let him go and this season when he was scolding Emily. I didn't care for him last time around and like him even less now. Good riddance...When is Emily's season starting??? Can't be any any worse than this one!