Other opinions on Isaac Asimov and his work:
1987 Grand Master Award Winner
1960 Hugo for best all time series, "Foundation" (of all things!)
1973 Hugo for novel, "The Gods Themselves"
1977 Hugo for novelette, "The Bicentennial Man"
1983 Hugo for novel, "Foundation's Edge" (again for this series?)
Several other Hugos, Nebulas you can look up.
I think these Science Fiction award guys know good writing.
Dean (who didn't pick RDaneel54 as his monicker because he thought Asimov's writing was bad.)