Oh I can see that - I remember having this argument with a friend of mine back in the heyday of his X-Force run. The guy was adamant that Liefeld was the greatest artist he had ever seen and I just couldn't keep a straight face when he went on about it!
The thing is though, last night Chris Roberson (a guy whose work I genuinely enjoy) went into a rant about this on Twitter, basically damning this without actually mentioning Liefeld's name once but all the while accusing DC of going backwards, pointing out all the innovative DC books from the 90s and bemoaning the state of things today, claiming that DC was going back to everything that made that decade crappy. I mean, never mind Snyder or Lemire's books or the impending arrival of China Miéville, he was griping that back then we had innovative runs by Morrison, Robinson and JH Williams III and ignoring the fact that all three of those guys are still at DC and working on the New 52, all in the rush to get his licks in on Rob Liefeld. It just seemed silly (not to mention pretty unprofessional).
Me, despite my dislike of his work, I hope Liefeld makes these books enjoyable and therefore top-sellers. A strong DC Comics is good for the industry.
There's a lot of frustration about this, though. There's a lot of good creators who have been pushed out of DC and Marvel to be replaced by friends of Harras and Quesada. For instance, Sterling Gates was pushed off Hawk and Dove the second that his exclusive contract ran out and hasn't been contacted since. Roberson's another person who went from putting out good comics for DC to getting nothing. It's not something against Liefeld, it's against the publishers who have been increasingly turning more and more to in-house writers that they can control a lot easier. With Liefeld writing three titles, how much pushback do you think he's going to give an editor that wants to move a book a certain way? DC wants creators who will write what they tell them to write. Lobdell, Mackie and Liefeld apperantly are those guys. (And that's not to take away from their creativity or skills as writers, but rather their willingness to accept marching orders.)