I agreed with that for a long time, but really, his mic skills and charisma put him over the top.
It's not that I didn't like him, he just shouldn't have been a main eventer (same with his brother, The Hardy Boyz and Rey Jr and to some extent Chris Benoit and maybe Eddui Guerro.) He only became one due to that stupid brand split.
He had been talking about retiring lately. Said he had only 1 or 2 more years left in him and didn't want to be one of those guys that wrestles for so long they can't walk properly when they're 50. Sounds like his neck made him make the decision a bit early. I really liked him in E&C and as the Rated R Superstar. Never dug him as a good guy, he just has that something about him that makes me boo him.