Our most recent Featured Article is on Balgruuf the Greater. Balgruuf is in a precarious position during the events of Skyrim, at the center of the Civil War. His lack of action has earned him the ire of the Stormcloaks, while his refusal to openly assist the Empire hasn't made him many friends there.
Ultimately, when faced with an attack, Balgruuf finally accepts Imperial assistance in defending his home, with the ultimate outcome decided by the Dragonborn.
I personally wished their was a diplomatic solution to Balgruuf the Greater for the Stormcloaks, I wanted a way to keep him as Jarl while playing the Stormcloak side, since his character is much more interesting than the Stormcloak replacement.