@Alucard - he gets a bit better. But I'm not sure he gets better enough. I'd posit that later-era Dresden is more a chauvinist who knows he is and is trying not to be so much than a "Well EXCUSE ME for trying to protect you pretty frail flowers". I also think Butcher is a bit more aware of just how annoying Harry can be when doing so. But, ultimately, Dresden's character flaw is he's a bit of an anachronistic pig who needs to get laid far more often.