Okay, let me illustrate it a different way: People started talking about stories rather than the quality of his writing. I mean, I certainly remember that his Spider-Man origin was his first and arguably still most famous decompressed story, but he did “Disassembled” and people talked about that. It was a huge, huge deal. No moment in comics from this time was bigger than the simple phrase, “No more mutants.” And he ended up reviving the popularity of the Avengers by bringing in the most popular characters, totally changing the concept (into more of a Justice League vibe), and that’s where the Luke Cage we know today came from, the Luke Cage who now has his own TV show, just like Jessica Jones. He was a total game-changer. And right around when he set about making Star-Lord a household name, he stopped being known as the team guy, and he dropped dramatically in popularity and impact. He was specifically hired to do for the X-Men what he’d done for the Avengers, but that didn’t happen.