Filo V., in my opinion you're predictions on some of these players has been way off:
Kukushkin: apparently crap that doesn't belong in the top 100 but has won a title and now enjoys a career high ranking of 55.
Edben: apparently one of the most talentless players to ever make the top 100 and now enjoys a career high ranking of 72.
Istomin: apparently also over-ranked but has been in the top 50 in 2010, 2011 and now 2012.
Soeda: also reached a career high rank of 67 in 2012, when you started to remind us how weaponless he is.
Dodig: won a title, beat Nadal out of shear will and reached a career high of 32.
Kemke: has been safely ranked within the top 100 since like 2010 now, only falling out for several weeks.
Bachinger: May reach a career high ranking after Bucharest and will return to the top 100.
The one player that you don't like that has really been struggling in Matosevic, but even he reached an ATP final when you started talking about how terrible he was.
If I was a tennis player I would love to get the seal of disapproval from you because it seems that a career high ranking or a title opportunity is on the horizon. I don't even disagree with you that some of these players like Edben and Soeda are limited when it comes to big shots, but that does mean they don't belong on the ATP level. They are outperforming expectations and thats good to see.
A lot of these so called terrible players have been doing better than so-called talented players like Hajak, Beck, Berrer and Gabashvilli, who have been cursed by your seal of approval.
First of all, none of those players are getting consistently good results except for Istomin, and I already said, with Istomin, that I just wanted him out of the top 100 when he was about to fall out in August 2011, I even said during that time he's a top 100 player, and I don't dislike Istomin. He's the only talented player listed. Kukushkin, who gets a good result every 5 months, and was out of top 100 until he basically fluked a run in Basel, and the rest of the players have been either taken off tour due to bad results/are in the process of being taken off tour (ie Kamke, Dodig, Bachinger). Soeda, getting into top 70 based on challengers is not proving me wrong about anything, he sucks against pretty much all decent players and he doesn't win outside of Asia.
All of these players suck and I have been right about all of them. Now, you and I had a convo about Ebden, I've partially changed my mind about him, I admit to being wrong about the Aussie. Hajek, Gabashvili, and Beck have been injured. And all of them are better players than those listed outside of Istomin and Ebden, and all but Istomin and Ebden are not ATP players.