In reality, I don't know what all the hype and fury over this guy is about. Sure, if you take everything he says out of context--like the media has been doing--you may find fault with him
The trouble with this idea is that all people (both pro-Francis and not) who have been arguing about this man and what he really
means for the past few days on this messageboard have been looking at the same interview(s), from the same media source(s). So it's not that one side is being duped by the media and the other not. Rather, you're looking at the same statements and coming to vastly different conclusions. So it's a bit silly to say that those who find fault with what he says are taking him "out of context" -- we all have the same context to work with, which has been shaped by the presentation of interview in the same media, no matter what conclusions we draw from it.
but when you really listen to what he is saying, I don't think he is doing anything wrong. Everything he has said has been in line with the Roman Catholic Church's teachings. The only difference is that Pope Francis is more pastoral, compassionate, and better with people than his predecessors were. Whereas Pope Benedict would come off as a d-bag to most people, Pope Francis comes off as a humble man who is genuinely sincere.
Would you rather a Christian leader (pope, bishop, priest, whatever) who teaches correct doctrine and does not apologize for it or bend it to his personal whims and politics, or a Pope you think is a nice guy? Maybe I'm an extremist, but I've seen what kind of a mess we get into in the USA when we elect a president who we'd like to have a beer with rather than one who knows what he's doing (to the extent that those are two separate skills, and you can have one without the other). I don't think Popes are any different, really. Pope Francis has a job to do, and whether you think he's doing it well or you think he's terrible, "he comes off as humble and sincere" is not a proper criterion by which to judge his suitability for the office. Yes, yes, he's a statesman as well, but if your primary concern as a worshiper who is in union with him is his doctrinal orthodoxy
...? I can think of at least a few others who fit that bill (who may or may not be described as "humble and sincere", depending on how warm 'n' fuzzy we want to get in this discussion; me, I'll pass), and I'm not even Catholic.