I know what you mean. Bertie should never have been force into being something he didn't want and was not prepared for. That said, he was very much loved and respected, probably more so than David would have been had he remained King and married Wallis.
Hope you won't consider me rude, but I have to strongly disagree. A lot of people are "forced" to live a life they would not choose had they all options open to them. (how many do have all options open, anyway?)
I find the lamenting of so many royals, about how their life's path was cemented without any mercy a severe slap in the face of all the people whose life's path does not include all those privileges but only the hardship.
Yes, Bertie and his family would much likely have preferred to live without the work the position brings with it. Who woudn't? Would they however have preferred to change with one of their many subjects, whose lives were spent in relative poverty during and after the war? Do you think QEQM would have preferred to live in a semi-attached townhouse in East Ealing on food stamps and later on on a widows allowance (after all a lot of men of that generation died earlier due to lingering ailments from war injuries)?
From all accounts QEQM very much enjoyed her position, and her husband after all died of a disease that is severely connected to his smoking.
Anyway, the entire concept of this monarchy is heritage and as the second in line Bertie must have occassionally remembered that it was not totally impossible that he would be called to the throne.