Everybody needs to get over JLC.
This is the result, really, of elevating the Companions to a degree where they steal the show. NuWho isn't about the Doctor, it's about his young Companions and all of their family issues and reactions to their changing lives.
And that's the heart of NuWho's problem right there -- the characters we're forced to bond with are the traditionally (and still) reactive Companions. The Doctor is simply a foil for them. But their whole nature remains to be the people who ask the questions for the audience and help the story move along. It's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead syndrome, except not well done. Or maybe like making a show called Superman and then focusing solely on Jimmy Olson.
In Classic Who companions would just get written off. They'd go back to their lives, having had this nice little adventure. But NuWho has no idea how to send Companions home. That's the weirdest part: Rose had to get lost in an alternate dimension, Martha's life is ruined and she becomes a pseudo-Doctor type in UNIT, Donna's memory is erased and if she does remember she'll die, Amy "dies" but also lives happily ever after, ditto Clara...
This is also a part of the "Lonely God" motif of NuWho -- another major problem.
We should be focused on the Doctor. But the Doctor has become such a flat character. They stripped Eccleston's Doctor so bare he quit in a huff. Tennant did make the role his, but then Smith seemed to get a memo telling him to steer the course... And Capaldi's been the same. A certain subset of fans were really happy to see an older, alien, brooding Doctor in the role, but we didn't actually get an older, alien, brooding Doctor. We got a Smith/Tennant mash-up who briefly wore Classic Doctor Who clothes before switching to a hoodie.