More important than winning eh Wosi? You had me laughing out loud with that one. Now let's try and review the entertainment value Rossi has provided over the past twenty months because I think you're onto something here. Starting with comments (paraphrased since I can't be arsed chasing the actual ones down, but the meassge is the same) there was;
The young ones are pussies.
Stoner wasn't riding the Ducati hard enough.
The Ducati seems like a proper raw G.P machine like my old two strokes - a riders machine.
Jerry's 80 second call.
The bikes good, the bikes bad, the bikes good, the bikes bad.....
At the moment Stoner and Lorenzo are riding better than me.
I might be able to compete with the second tier like Dani & Ben - well he got one part of that right!
His apology to Stoner for Jerez 2011 which brought forth a quip from Stoner that will go down in the annals of G.P lore.
Ducati it's all your fault I'm failing.
Ducati, let's stick together.
So yes you're right Wosi. From a words perspective he remains a million bucks. Giggle a minute man.
Then there's his riding on track which can be summised very quickly;
His station is 5th to 9th, with a couple of exceptions either side. Only one legitimate podium and that was in a wet race. A very poor return for a factory lead rider.
A couple of early passes in the races and then stuck at his station as he watches the really fast boys disappear off in the distance.
So frankly there's fuck all on track entertainment he's provided, unless down field stuff is your thing. But then we the audience have never celebrated those fighting over crumbs before, so why should we with VR?
All in all it would seem Rossi's enetertainment value really comes off track. Perhaps he would be better suited in a role similar to that of another GP clown prince - Randy Mamola. A bit of reporting and scaring a few celebs with circulations on the Ducati twin seater?
Oh damn I forgot his arse picking. That's hilarious too. Although not as much as your comment Wosi.