Just to be clear:
1) Wasn't bashing Slash because of the KPA...I was bashing the fact that many people think he's amazing, when (in my opinion) hes good but not amazing. Paradise City solo? Really? Generic pentatonic solo? Although the end motif is quite nice, not exactly Hotel California. Anyway, the point is, its my opinion.
2) My point was he is a great songwriter. I was making the distinction that although songwriting is an element ( albeit an important one) but its not the only aspect.
2) Slash didn;t mention it himself, it was Richard, so we don;t really know. Regardless, his opinion means very little as Im not a big fan.
3) The sounds on his amplitube video were dreadful.
Its not that I don;t respect him, as said hes a really good guitarist. In fact I'm not really bashing him, just making the point that there are many better guitarists that are not as famous, many in the same. Yes he was responsible for Gibson revival, even though he didn;t play one.
Ironically I really like "Appetite". That is one of the great albums of all time, does that by definition make him one of the greatest guitarists of all time? He was a key part of the them as a guitar band, but Izzy wrote much of the music, Axl was one of the most iconic vocalists blah blah.
So nothing for me to get over. Just because I'm not famous ( or even as good) mean I can't have an opinion. You don;t have to agree with it but its as valid as yours.
Sorry mate, it's perfectly ok not to like his songs or his playing.
But "considering him good and not great" as you stated, takes us back to basics.
So, a songriter who wrote (or co-wrote no problem) massive timeless hits and some of the greatest solos of all time according to every list, is "just good".
Maybe you should reconsider what makes a great guitarist, and not a "just good" one. Nuno for example (since he is your favourite), is of course a phenomenal guitar player and one of my favourites too. But he is subjectively nowhere near Slash in terms of massive diachronic hits, or great all-time compositional solos.
You also said he is not "diverse". He is an artist, not a session player. Gilmour, Hendrix, The Edge, BB king, SRV, Malmsteen, EVH and a million others were not diverse either, I guess that makes them "just good" right?
And finally, since Slash is just good, I would be really inerested to know how you consider yourself as a guitar player. Don't take this personal, it's not, just for the sake of conversation.