Well we're all entitled to having our own opinions on which characters are the best.
And I think Brian is 100x better than Negan, he was just a far more interesting character to analyze, and I enjoyed how he had his people fooled into thinking he wasn't who he was. Negan is very close to being totally cartoony, the same goes with Ezikel and his community, so I wouldn't mind seeing Ezikel and his community being destroyed in the war. Hilltop on the other hand is more grounded, so hopefully they'll remain relatively intact but with Jesus taking over.
But we'll see what Kirkman has in store for us.. I mean anything is possible.