It makes no difference how much you dislike him, or why. That is, as you say, your opinion.
What is not in doubt is that he DID revolutionise the game.
Again. No Lindsay, no Sky, no pro game.
It didnt matter who fell by the wayside, funnily enough, Wigan didn't suffer in the long term.
Just because he was the face of Skys input, doesn't mean he did well, he nearly killed the game at semi-pro level, and screwed multiple teams over.
As an example, Rugby Union wanted to 'revolutionise' their sport, they got the proper people in, the FA wanted to 'revolutionise' the Football League, so formed the Premier League, the RFL get Maurice Lindsay, says it all about the RFL in the 90's, cock-eyed and half-arsed.