I don't think he meant everybody would love him. No body is successful in life without making enemies. And lets be honest. He is the most successful. Doesn't matter what you say about him. He re-wrote the records. By being the best.
Thing is that his detractors have always expected him to 'open up' in some way,to apologize for the misery he's given them all these years,to kiss and make up so everyone could finally come out of the closet and openly admire him,no holds barred: he didn't,and I'm simply saying he won't. They have this weird value system in their minds that separates success from ruthlessness,that's simply not possible. And as I said,they'll cry,moan and bash him for it now-not one person will care a hundred years from now. He'll always be remembered as the face of F1,all the moaning forgotten. Like Fangio,Clark,Stewart or Villeneuve before him. Or Senna,in which case we're in a transition from the 'ruthless bastard but a martyr nevertheless' phase to some kind of surreal reverence in mainstream media. Ditto with all of them. Fickle public=much like the Roman vulgus,. Hold them afar,not worth a dime.