I think he was grossly over rated coming out onto the tour and all the media, etc had high expectations. He had a couple close finishes, but couldn't pull them off. I think he will win, but don't see him winning more then a few tournaments. He is like another Ryan Moore to me.
I agree with most that Rickie is young and we need to give him time. And he doesn't necessarily have to win to be considered a good golfer. As long as he's around the top ten or so he'll be fine. Just needs to win to get to the next level.
But I don't really see many people anointing him as the next great or anything so not sure why the hate?