While I understand what some of you are saying about how Usagi in the manga and Crystal was portrayed as a Mary Sue "worshipped" like a "goddess" in the sense that the other senshis would do anything for her and would even give up their own individual hopes and dreams just to protect her at all costs. BUT I think the problem with that has more to do with the characterization of the other characters rather than Usagi herself. I mean, what the other characters choose to do with their own lives is their own business, Usagi does not "force" her own decisions on others, she does not "force" her friends to do things they don't want to do, she does not "force" her fellow Senshis to give up their hopes and dreams for her and become her human shields, THEY choose to do what they want to do by themselves, THEY make the decisions for themselves, not Usagi. When the other Senshis decide to give up their dreams and hopes and romantic lives for Usagi and merely just become her human shields in Crystal, it was their OWN decisions to do so, Usagi herself never "forced" them to do these things for her. It was their mission and duty as Sailor Senshis to protect and guard the princess, but it was not a duty that Usagi or even Princess Serenity in their past lives had forced upon them. Never once did Usagi try to "force" her fellow Senshis to give up their dreams or hopes or lives or romance for her, THEY made these decisions for themselves. So this problem lies more within how the OTHER characters are written, and NOT how Usagi herself is written.
In the manga and Crystal, Usagi herself has said many times that she just wants to be an ordinary girl and live an ordinary life surrounded by her friends and family, she doesn't want to be treated any differently than her friends, she doesn't want special treatment. But it's the OTHER Senshis who typically puts Usagi on a pedestal, NOT Usagi herself, she just wants to live a normal life and be treated just the same with her friends.
So if people are unhappy with how Usagi is portrayed as a Mary Sue and how her character is put on this pedestal by the other characters in Crystal, then you really need to blame that on the characterization and writing for the OTHER characters rather than Usagi herself. However I feel that some of you are blaming Usagi herself for being portrayed as such a Mary Sue in Crystal, but that is like trying to blame someone else for something that OTHER people decided to do on their OWN accord. I mean, it's the other Senshis OWN decisions to give up their hopes and dreams for Usagi and put her on a pedestal, can you really blame Usagi herself for that?
I am not really blaming Usagi in fact I would picture Usagi basically telling her friends not to give up their hopes and dreams and love lives for her and that they can still guard her and have love lives, dreams and hopes etc. I think she even said as much in the 90s series for instance always encouraging them to reach for the stars. Haruka and Michiru have proven this is perfectly possible so it should be possible for the other Senshi as well. I am more so mad at how Naoko Takeuchi wrote the story then I am at Usagi heck Usagi is my favorite character in all versions. So I certainly don't dislike her.