Some people really can't get over the fact Nadal has been a non-factor off-clay for almost 3 years.
Non-factors don't get to the final of Aus Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Miami, IW etc.
He may not have won them but he was up against the best hard courter currently who was at his peak. If that's the standard then everyone's a non-factor.
Nadal is a contendor for the title in any tournament he enters - just like Federer - just like Djokovic.
Titles next year: Djokovic (6), Nadal (5), Murray (4), Federer (2)