They were linked but there's no way you can say that individually they wouldn't be loved. And my point was to say, that because they were linked, you had many people picking one over the other. Case in point, my rascist grandfather. Bird and Magic were so closely tied, you would think he would like Bird more, but he didn't. So maybe you missed my point.
It's because they were so tied together that people were forced to pick favorites. Magic was just as loved as Bird, maybe moreso.