Originally Posted by HoopyFrood
I think JK Rowling is a writer of moderate quality, she certainly isn't awful, but IMO she isn't superlative, hence "mediocre." I'm not a "hater" but then again I'm not a "fanboy."
Kind of a strawman argument, though. I don't think anyone on this thread has claimed that she is the best author ever, so I don't particularly see why you felt the need to plant your flag of mediocrity in the thread.
In any event, your opinion that she is a mediocre writers is no more valid than someone's opinion that she is the best writer ever. It's like arguing whether chocolate ice cream is better than vanilla.