I was a little girl in the 90's, so I grew up on a lot of angry girl music and Girl Power themed television. Keep in mind: I watched a lot of USA Network and I was a huge nerd. Those two facts explains exactly why my inner 9 year old jumped for joy at a new arrival at Forever21.
I don't care if Xena: Warrior Princess was cheesy as hell. As far as my young self was concerned, if it was like a Dragonlance novel in action form, then it was awesome.