I always thought Max and WA probably wouldn't have been together if WA was a common, regular Dutch bloke (no millionaire or such). But when seeing them out and about they are coming across as being happy with each other. Off course we can't see what happens behind closed doors.
First time I Saw them together on the cover of a magazine was back in 2000. It was early days for them as a couple, I happened to be in Buenos Aires and hadn't heard of her before that. I was not super impressed, and actually didn't buy the story that she didn't know who he was as she met him. Her hair was darker then. I didn't really think it would last.
But as years went by I started believing their relationship was sincere and they seem genuinely happy together. I also came to appreciate her smiley way, and I believe it is sincere. As a Latin American myself, we are used to smiling a lot more, it is in a way expected from us (culturally) even when all is not great. I realise that sometimes it may be seen as insincere or extreme in Europe, where people in general (specially rich and royals) are more composed. But I believe it to be honest.
I sometimes wish it was a bit less (as very well put by Kristallinchen) is when I see footage of videos of her with the family and her need to always appear (even) more. Speaking over Will's answers, or the girls. I don't think that would be necessary. There's enough love and attention for all. In these moments I wish she would step back a bit, and keep a bit more to self.
I love the fact she is clearly intelligent, well prepared, interested and has a lot to offer in the roll besides being pretty and charming (and she's both too!). I'm glad Willem chose her.
Max certainly means well, but sometimes wanting to do good and actually doing it are two different things.
With regards to her daughters she should understand that she is only the supporter of her husband and most likely later of Amalia. Hopefully, WA should abdicate once she doesn't turn into a second Queen Sofia.
Although I know that she loves her children and won't jump forward to hurt them.
And yes it's true that she does what she does with great empathy and you can always tell that she really means it.