Can a Virtuous Character Be Interesting?

Interesting debate over on New York Times site about whether a virtuous character can be interesting. 


No one has ever preferred Amelia to Becky in “Vanity Fair,” or Melanie to Scarlett in “Gone With the Wind.”


Do you agree with that comment?  Can you think of any virtuous characters that you found to be interesting?  Jane Eyre is one who comes to my mind - loved that character and book.