See, I disagree with the idea that taking risks makes you reckless, or that standing for your people makes you overzealous, but again, you haven't really noted anything.
You say this, and then condemn Tyrande's actions and motivations in A Little Patience. Which one is it?
I know, I should have said this earlier.
Yes, I condemn it, but that doesn't mean I ignore it. That's why I care about it. It's canon now, and we must consider it in evaluating the character.
Did this wreck the character? No, it's just the last nail.
As for the use of words like reckless and overzealous, I tend to avoid such labels because they're nothing more than shorthand for "I disagree, but am not willing to explain my disagreement with anything other than connotation." To quote Barry Goldwater, they are "unthinking and stupid labels".
Tyrande's motivations here were explained after the fact, she whines, and she's shown as being wrong for the specific purpose of showing Varian as right. Then, with the after the fact explanation, we learn that she doesn't really care about casualties... until the end of the scenario, where she does. - The interview is really just dancing. They admitted that she was a foil and there's not much more to it.
Last edit here: I'm still waiting on an answer. I know that someone has an answer. There can't be all of these apologists with no answer!
Why does Tyrande deserve to be a faction leader? What does she bring to the table? Again, please provide facts and examples.