The only question is whether or not he's enjoying himself. It doesn't have to always be about competing with the top players. If he's having a good time, traveling and making money/friends, what's the problem?
Hear hear. People need to tone down their expectations for him in this stage of his career. He was a huge underdog in this match, and duly lost. There's not much more to it.
I hope to see him in the MD of some tournaments now when the clay season starts, be it by going through qualies or getting WC's, and display some good and enjoyable tennis.