In my opinon, Kyle's character was so underused. Throughout his 5 years that he featured on Home and Away, in the last 3 (2014, 2015, 2016) he barely had too much interaction with characters other than his family or family associates (People like Ricky, Phoebe, Ash and Kat towards the end). It seemed like straight after Tamara Kingsley left the bay, it was as if to the majority of characters he was just seen as "another resident of Summer Bay". He lived in Leah's house briefly in 2013, then dated Tamara who lived with Leah. As soon as Tamara left the bay, I don't think he properly spoke to Leah again. It's not just Leah though that he barely interacted with, he didn't have too much to do with Alf Stewart, Irene and I guess Marilyn. He probably should have been associated with John a bit more than he was (even though they didn't have a lot to do with each other), seeing as John owned the Surf Club that Angelo's (Now Salt) is located in. Staying on the topic of barely associating with the majority of characters, one thing that restricted him from this in the last 3 years especially was his lack of scenes in the Pier Diner. From what I can recall, he was only seen in the actual diner 3 times (probably a bit more than that) from 2014-2016. He was seen outside the diner as well but it still would have been a lot better if he was in the actual diner because to me, if you are a proper Home and Away Character, the diner is a place you go to alot. Another thing that I noticed a lot was with certain events, he was never there. Examples- Zac and Leah's Wedding, Hannah's Breast Cancer Night (that one really surprised me as he did have a bit of interaction with her and the fact that he shut Angelo's that night made me think that he would have been there), I'm not sure about John and Maz's Wedding but the fact that Casey would have most likely been invited makes me think that Kyle would have been too. Those are all the non-Braxton or Angelo's related events that I remember that occured when Kyle was a regular. Now the last thing I will touch on is his departure, I would rant about how bad it was but I see it has already been done to death on here so I won't go there. But after his departure occurred, aside from his family and family associates. Nobody really seemed to care or notice that the owner of Summer Bay's only licensed restaurant who worked his butt off 24/7 has been sent to jail. If he was a recurring/guest character who had only been there for a short amount of time, I would perfectly understand. But this guy was on the show from 2012, so I honestly could not believe it. What I find the most interesting about this is the fact that his character was so popular among viewers of the show so it really does surprise me how low-key his presence was to the Bay's residents. His character should have had a lot more to do with other characters.
I think when he said that his family was "big on education" he could have been referring to the fact that he did his HSC, unlike the other Braxtons.