No way in hell that was a crash. She thought about him constantly and when he died she missed him so much, and she knew that he did have a good side. Crashes are developed when a girl likes a boy primarily for his looks, but no really caring what person he is inside. Exactly! Gah! it's so frustrating!
She loved damon for who he was and I would go so far as to say understood him the best in the series ^ that is exactly how i felt.