Angel had the handicap of a FAT David Boreanaz for half the series
True, very true, though I'm more of an Angel girl really.
But what makes me happiest is imagining the two of them together. The ultimate pairing! Too bad most producers are too chicken to make main characters have gay relationships. There are numerus quotes hinting at the fact that there IS something between Angel and Spike.
A favourite is this one from Whedon himself:
"I already had the perfect couple, it was Spike and Angel"
Willow & Tara?