I've gone and totally derailed the thread. Now i'm posting about his songwriting. Sorry Nimrod.
no worries tkitna, it was bound to erm........evolve.
I agree his songwriting was in the main poor, he's always complained about getting tracks on albums but his songs were usually weak. Only A Northern Song for me is a very weak song and should never have made a Beatles album, same with Blue Jay Way, WYAWY and Old Brown Shoe, For You Blue is just a 12 bar blues anybody could make up, LLL is drab IMO as is WMGGW.
He did well on Abbey Rd and I like Taxman and I Me Mine, he was an average singer at best (many pub singers are better) with a monotone voice that had no power. I actually think he was lucky to get the songs he got on Beatle albums, the songs J&P gave away like Come & Get It and Bad To Me were better than George's songs.
For some reason fans like 7 of 13 hero worship him, I have no idea why..
IMO his major asset was his guitar solo's which in a lot of cases were quite melodic and inventive but he is not a natural, flowing guitarist with a virtuoso touch.