He is also commonly described as a Mary Sue, although whether this is really a property of the character himself or if he's simply tainted by association with the thousands of knock-off characters he spawned is open to debate. Given past experience by players being inspired by stupid shit, there is every reason to take a lot of problems with the guy with a grain of salt.
Even then, he is an elf and thus automatically 5 billion times less manly than even the dreaded Space Communists.
Ok, so why is this son of a bitch so popular?
- Drizzt is a unique and beautiful snowflake.
- To his credit however, even Drizzt himself is facepalming at the above line. Jesus.
- He has lavender eyes, making him popular among ladies.
- Drow are hot, and Drizzt is a drow. Therefore we can safely conclude that Drizzt is hot (confirmed by our on-staff homosexual).
- He occasionally hangs out with dorfs, which basically means he cannot completely suck.
- I think Drizzt is a pretty cool gal, seh kills demons and doesn't afraid of anything.
- His name sounds exactly like the Russian word for "diarrhea" (was even renamed into Dzzirt in the official Russian translation, go figure).
- Because he's a male drow that doesn't get slapped for not GB2Kitchen.
- We're reasonably sure he didn't cause 4e.
- He's part of the elf master-race.
- See also here.