And what about Maguire folks.. i think he too is one of the most overrated players ever... I remember when he burst onto the scene when in 2004 he won the UK Championship and European Open everybody said he would be a major force in the game, even at that time when Ronnie lost to him 6-1 in the semis of the British Open he said that Maguire could rule the game for the next ten years or so, given his massive talent..
Despiste that, he only managed to win 2 more rankers since then, and the last one in 2008, the China open, was almost 5 years ago.. although recently he has reached some ranking finals, he has never quite managed to recapture that old form... everybody also said he was almost certain to win the Worlds, and had a golden chance in 2007 when he led Higgins 14-10 in the semis, but so far, aged 31, he hasn't, and I honestly think that he won't win it.
For me, he has never been the same player since he lost to Joe Perry in that 2008 Worlds quarter final match, and thus has never fulfilled the huge expectations some, including me, had on him when he won those 2 rankers in 2004 playing some unbelievable snooker.
So, in short, given the massive talent he has, I think he too can be considered a bit of an overrated player.