The fact that we even consider debating the merits of Paul McCartney is a bit rich. I enjoy my playing as much as the next man and I do the best I can, but I don't think that in thirty forty or even fifty years anyone will give a flying fig about my music. But I bet they will still be discussing the merits of Paul McCartney's.
By the way who let the line from Trubbrit
"but I think he and J, R, and G have made a contribution to music"
pass without adverse comment, what's the matter Trubbrit time too precious to write the full name...
That's more like it, petty squabbles, not criticising one of the greats