Good read. Thanks.
I think it pretty much summed up why I didn't like the book though. It really is a complex piece of work and in a lot of cases with Morrison, he likes to make his comics so complex and over the casual reader's head that you get lost in it. A lot of his work requires "extra" reading, where you have to go and seek out some of his source work. When I read the Invisibles the first time, I had to to definitely go and read Valis (glad I did), and even stuff like Doom Patrol there's a bunch of stuff you have to go look up and read up on.
After I finished my degree, I think I just wanted more simplistic stories. I like the stuff I read now because I don't need to jump on the Barbelith board or an annotations site to figure out what's going on. I think that's the huge difference between him and Alan Moore. With Moore, all the rich sub-layers of complexity are there but you don't need an extra book to enjoy it, although it certainly helps. With Morrison, if you don't have the annotations guide, you'll be completely lost.
I owe a lot to Grant though. Without his New X-Men, I would have never gotten into comics. Without the Invisibles, I would not have been the person I am today. However, I think as part of a growth process, I might have outgrown my Morrison sweater. When I was younger, in university, and enjoyed doing all the literary stuff it was good. Now that I'm a regular working stiff, it's not really my thing.