I don't agree, I thought towards the end of the story was quite intense, that tells me that I made a connection with the characters. I actually felt quite bad for Trevor.
youre talking about different connection. what i meant was, that the characters you are playing with doesnt feel like "your own" characters, like it does in SA for example
I think the idea is that from now on, your Online char is supposed to be "that" connection... The progtags are more of a general connection, like your fav movie protags, as opposed to your fav book protag (your version of them ofc).