I think there's more to making compelling music than just having chops, but I've never really been an "art for art's sake" kind of guy.
There are some musicians in which your point would hold true. I am a big Steve Vai fan for example because of his talent level but overall find his music too cheesy and rarely listen to it. With exception to the song Tender Surrender of course.
Iím armed and Iím drinking. You donít want to listen to advice from me, amigo.