I really have never "got it"...when it comes to his films...seen tons of them. they all bore me. when you look at it, he seems to have inadvertently been the creator of the modern "romantic comedy" in many ways. that being said, though, i have tremendous respect for his independence, his avoidance of the Hollywood system, and his nonchalance and pessimistic nature with regards to award shows and honors. he steers his own course, and always has for that, i admire him immensely. he is truly a rare bird in that regard, and on that note, he wins tremendous plaudits from me.