The thing about Moz that some fans do not realise is that mentally Moz is a tough guy. The fey thing is an act - it comes from his love of Oscar Wilde etc. but deep down he is a very strong individual. Just because one of his facets is poetic and sensitive, it should not be assumed that he is weak or frail (like many of his fans who feel a bond with him based on this inaccuracy).I think, at a certain point, Morrissey felt like he needed to augment his persona with harder edged music. I never found the tough guy act particularly convincing and usually don't think it suits him musically. For me, the nadir was "I Will See You in Far-Off Places." I remember the dread in seeing that accordion come out, woof.
For me, his strengths shine in those lighter moments. Give me a setlist with "My Love Life" and "Driving Your Girlfriend Home" and stuff like that.
He has always spoken his mind regardless of the consequences (which nowadays are severe due to the herd like mentality of social media). Despite his mass demonization programme and the stress it undoubtedly caused him personally, he came out with his most interesting work in years. That is not a weak or fey person but an incredibly tough person.