It's not bashing.
I wouldn't have made the effort of writing down positive sides if I was merely bashing.
When Ratzinger became pope, I remember that here, the reaction was very negative. The reaction to this pope is quite different. He's made a good first impression. The fact that he chose the name Francis, after Francis of Assisi, is also hopeful.
I just think that the catholic church is in a deep, deep crisis and the current club running it refuses to acknowledge the problems properly. The current church leaders are too far removed from what's going on in society. That's not to say that they need to drop what they believe in but a better understanding of society and a better way of communicating with society would be helpful.
Pope John XXIII was not ultra-conservative for example.
He made extensive efforts to drag the church into modern times.
I remember my mother complaining to no end about the next Pope Paul VI, because he undid some changes of the John XXIII and he was a lot more conservative.
Edit: I know the catholic church well enough (my parents were catholic) to not expect them to change their attitude towards homosexuality, abortion, euthanasia,...