I think I might just be disappointed that the Clara character doesn't live up to JLC's potential to be a ManicPixieDreamGirl, and that's on me. I still think that the dynamic is wrong though; a clueless doctor needs an assertive companion, and a leader-of-men doctor needs some comic relief. As it stands, I just don't see either of those at present.
I respect that, but hasn't she been assertive enough? If anything I feel like she sometimes overpowers the current Doctor. She comes across as his equal more often then not. After all she is a "Doctor" herself by name.
At the end of the day, it's Doctor Who and let's face it... Fans have very diverse opinions on what the show should be.