Hey, here are some questions for you, since appear to know him well, and you are willing to go back two years to dig up four predictions of his (well, 3.5, but let's round it up):
1a) How many such predictions did he make in the last two years?
1b) How many came true?
2a) How many others made similar predictions?
2b) What did he predict that others did not?
2b/a) Which of those came true?
2c) What did others predict that he did not?
2c/a) Which of those came true?
Unless you can provide us that data, take your spurious nonsense about how good he (or she) is somewhere else (where you think it might work).
I'm reminded of that story of Oscar Wilde seeing the Niagara Falls for the first and saying that it he'd might've been impressed if flowed the other way. I think you're spirit is right, these predictions and who is or isn't accurate doesn't matter because it isn't going to mean anything in a year when the products are on your desk or in your pocket (or on your wrist) on a normal ass Tuesday afternoon. But I think you people are wrong when you dismiss him as just another analyst. He's been pretty damn accurate, and sometimes when others have been wrong.