yes and no.
the guy's important as far as house music goes, he definitely deserves a lot of attention. but to be one of the only djs getting attention like that is in fact bizarre.
I think that he deserves the attention he gets, because although he is a bad dj, he is by far one of the best living producers. The knowledge he has about his equipment, how the music scene works, and how music is made (e.g: signal flow, daws, etc) is second to none. But the fact that a lot of people "in the scene" *cough scene kids cough*
aren't listening to very many other artists, and that's sort of what bugs me.