He's put on a pedestal because outside of those few titles that went wrong, he has built up a reputation of being pretty much the only consistently good US aniBD encoder throughout the years. If you look at the other distributors over the last decade, it's all ups and downs, generally starting way down. You generally know what you're going to get compared to say, a Funimation or Viz release - and even now both of those put out releases that are all over the place e.g. Funi's Kobayashi, Dumbbells and Mob S2 BDs are good, yet the Quints and Shield Hero BDs aren't so hot. All the Jojo sets are good, yet OPM S2 and Inuyasha are bad/really bad. I can just shove in one of his discs and not have to worry about whether it'll look bad.I do think a reason why Justin is on that pedestal is yeah due to his openness with the fans like he didn’t have to reveal he’s doing EVA this early and yet he did.