i listen to him, and i think he deserves his reputation as one of the best ever. that being said, i also think of him as a "trap" artist (as opposed to a gateway artist). what i mean by that is like, take miles davis, you start listening to miles davis and you naturally start listening to all sorts of different jazz, he is a gateway artist in to the world of jazz. but if you take robert johnson, for whatever reason people listen to robert johnson and just stop and dont look further into pre-war blues, i think of him as being a trap artist in that way. for whatever reason people listen to Bob and they stop and dont get any deeper into reggae, and as a big fan of early reggae i dont like this aspect of his legacy. but you cant argue with the music. simply some of the best stuff ever recorded.