He just needs to shake things up somehow, make changes, get with the program. It might mean slowing a bit in the short run, but in my opinion it would be worth it. But then I don't have to pay his bills.
BTW, I get the impression you're not rating solely on the basis of story quality, but giving higher ratings for better artwork. Personally, the only thing Bendis ever did that really thrilled me was his DD stuff, which also had incredible art. I'm half convinced he'd be nothing without the fantastic talent he works with. He must be a charismatic fella to attract the artists he does.