I actually like Maxie and Archie a lot. Not because I think their goals are smart; they are indeed dumb, but I like how they actually feel remorseful for their plans, and actually admit they are wrong. They actually acknowledge there errors, and that's quite rare among core series villains ( with Guzma only being the other notable example. ) with some of the side series being groups like Pokemon Pinchers being the other few. So.. What I'm trying to say... I can see why people dislike them.. But I dislike that people hate them for being the worst, even when there are much worse Villains, like Lysandre who refuses player's offer of friendship.