Well he has had his moments. I quite like the bass work on The Longest Day or the little details he adds to Empire of the Clouds, to name just two examples.I think everyone does. Bass loses its magic when its only purpose is to beef up the guitar sound. The prevelance of that approach in modern metal productions annoys me quite a bit.
Shame 'Arry went that route as his career progressed as well. No stand out basslines from him in the Reunion era.