I also never said Ireland was "garbage" at any point, and NEVER said I knew ANYTHING about him from day one. I did state that he was terrible at drafting players, and I think his record makes that clear. However for the record if I had been Ross I would have canned both Ireland and Philbin. If I thought I had to chose between firing Ireland OR Philbin, it would have been Philbin that I fired.
You also say "if a GM gives us enough talent to be successful then he is a good GM". That I agree with but only if you also add the obvious. Having the talent to be successful and BEING successful are two different animals and that is where coaching comes in. Last year we had plenty of talent to be successful, but were not. To me that screams failure on the coaching staff, not the GM.