She doesn't interest me much as well and I don't watch her besides when she's with D&P, but.
I don't really understand the distrust. People apparently want her in their content and keep including her in stuff, so they must like doing that or are getting something out of that?
She doesn't have a clear voice or a brand or really much to say and you kind of need that as a Youtuber. So I get that it's definitely different that she's popular or whatever despite that. To me she just seems more of a behind the scenes person. She doesn't really 'fit' in the spotlight. Or something. But that's my late-night interpretation.
As I said, it's really difficult to explain when you weren't there to see her appear out of the woodwork. Not being rude to you!
To the people she appears with she seems to be friends and to the big youtubers it's probably not a big deal, but it seemed suspicious from the side of the audience. I am very cynical and I refuse to believe there's nothing in it for any party. Cat seems to be in the middle of a lot of youtube stuff. She was the first person Ingrid opened up to, she covered up Joey's sexuality (I believe it was Joey?), she just seems to be everywhere with everyone. Hence the distrust especially with deppy.
The phandom is intense and a lot of phans do hate on her in a disrespectful way, I certainly wouldn't harass her or threaten her or send her hate mail. But also look at Louise, phans love her for the most part and that says a lot.