Well, Varadkar being our first openly gay and non-white Taoiseach are newsworthy but he's smug and arrogant and whether he's up to the top job, only time will tell.
Leo as Minister for Health cut the mental health services budget by 30% which was inexcusable. I also oppose his Thatcherite, neo-liberal social and economic policy leanings. I would have preferred Coveney to win but his reserved nature probably worked against him. That and being from Cork!
Plus, Varadkar is younger than me by a few years so that makes me feel pretty old!