As an Alonso fan I also find it a bit depressing. I would really like to see him paired with a top driver again - Hamilton, Vettel or Kimi. If he spends the rest of his career with "number 2 drivers" then it will be the one thing people can say against him, just like they do against Schumacher - that, after getting away from Hamilton, he didn't have the nerve to go up against a top driver again in the same team. I understand that with only the 3rd or 4th fastest car, this is, at the moment, the correct strategy for Ferrari - they would not win the WDC if they had 2 drivers taking points off each other. But if they had a dominant car it would be very boring to watch Alonso always beating his teammate. Indeed if Alonso wins the WDC this year it will be his 3rd WDC and his first with Ferrari, which means his major goal is achieved, and the only thing he could then prove is to go up against a top driver in the same team and beat him (or have the grace to accept if that driver beat him, just like Lewis did with Button last year). It would be a real shame if he didn't take that challenge on.
Massa was the Ferrari no1 when Alonso joined, and was rated one of the top drivers in the sport by pundits and by the paddock, and Alonso going into his backyard was supposed to be a big challenge, yet when Alonso passed his challenge, instead of getting credit, history is rewritten, and his team mate is dismissed, and labelled a 'number 2'. You can't have it both ways, and label drivers number 2's just because Alonso destroys them. The fact that Fernando can make strong drivers like Massa appear to be incompetent number 2's is a testament to his greatness. You listed Kimi' as one of the 'top drivers' and completely ignore the fact that his current team mate proved to be better than Kimi when they were team mates. Just zero consistency in your arguments. If Button joined ferrari and was beaten, we would just hear the same old arguments, like the car not suiting them or Alonso getting special treatment, blah blah.