My personal opinion- I think he was the first manufactured musical artist. He did not write any of his songs himself, and did mime in some live performances (but did sing really live in some). Look at the created boy and girl band artists now, and look at him, I find it similar and it all being about image.
Although recently I have come to like one song of his. The remix Elvis vs Jxl - A little less conversation which got to #1 here. Still he is not my #1 fave "musical hero".
(sorry Deb's dad)