To shamelessly seem like a weeb, I've been shipping Shikamaru and Temari for as long as I've watched the show. I have a bunch of old fanfictions that I favourited back in grade school about them. I was so happy they made that canon.
Sakura x Lee would have been even more awkward and forced than Sakura x Sasuke, IMO. But Lee was a dope character that they should have done more with anyway.
Sasuke needed to be alone, because that's what he would have done. Let's be honest here.
Maybe this is unpopular, but I still wanted Naruto x Sakura. I don't care if it would have been cliche, the main character is suppsoed to get the girl. It was such a huge motivating factor for Naruto's whole character for most of the series, and they like just threw it out near the end of Shippuden for no good reason.
I haven't seen anything about Boruto yet, definitely going to wait for the original series to settle and the salt to wear off first.