Diamond Invictus SP
Yes, I would agree that it is the ideas and techniques that are most important.It is my own considered belief that both personal social or spiritual judgement of him is of only ancilliary significance. It is the ideas and techniques that are important (or not).
The technique he developed to make millions by starting a religion succeeded.
And to a degree, the techniques he developed to break up families and harm perceived enemies through his policy on Fair Game succeeded.
The techniques to create Clear's and OT's has failed. Not a single Clear or OT has been created with the abilities he promised.
The techniques he developed to fix an individuals mental health dramatically failed to handle his own mental health issues despite having access to the very best auditors and Case Supervisors on the planet.
His techniques on how to create a successful marriage failed for him personally, three out of three times. Also they failed for Tom Cruise, the most dedicated Scientologist,three out of three times.
His techniques to create music, photography, and other art are not very good. Look at the photography in the original What is Scientology? book and you'll see what I'm talking about.