At first I didn't think I'd like Gene because he seemed so conceited but once I started watching the show I got to like him. He's intelligent and driven, he's had tremendous success and he loves his family. I imagine it must be hard to be humble. If the arrangement they have works than who are we to judge?
As for the many, many women he's been with, I don't think anyone forced them.
Nick is just adorable. If I was only about 100 years younger!