A little sibling ribbing to maintain perspective. Gotta keep those brothers humble… Although I think Victoria actually has a lot more faith in her brother than she would ever admit. For her part Patty enjoys a blowhard. It’s pretty obvious that she enjoys a wide variety of personalities, especially since hers is so forceful. If she were younger she’d probably go after Reggie without hesitation. He probably has a few traits that remind her of her dad, not to get too Freudian about things. The comic frames Reggie in a negative way for narrative purposes & plays with the idea of that framing, but in reality Reggie would get along just as well as anyone else. Possibly even better than most of the rest of the cast. People with more confidence than sense often rise to positions they aren’t equipped for at all. He’d fit right in up there, even without ever having any character growth.
Honestly, I don’t disagree with Reggie, in principle, either. Shaping the world to suit you is as valid a life choice as letting yourself be washed away by its currents. Maybe framing it as better isn’t strictly correct, but it’s not wrong, per se. Each person has to find their own way to cope with their time in the mortal realm. One way isn’t suitable for all people. At best you should try not to let your way infringe on the way of another person.
Of course, if your way is founded upon principles that require you to infringe on the rights of others that’s a whole other thing. You shouldn’t be surprised when you meet resistance at the very least.