I can actually understand why Sasshi isn't very well liked at least in the English fandom. When you think of AKB shows what is the first one that comes to mind? Most likely the answer is Akbingo. The last time Sasshi was on that show was during the HKT 5th Single promotion during 2014 in a VTR. Majority of the time when Sasshi is on tv she is doing programs outside of AKB fandom. Think of most English akb fans' viewing habbits, Akbingo, theater shows, music show performances and the occasional dramas. Only music programs coincides with her work which accounts for about 10-15% of her work. So she has no exposure to English fans. This is also compounded by the fact we are losing sub groups faster than we can get them and Sasshi's most important works are extremely Japanese heavy. That means she can't even fight with her biggest weapon: her words.