No, it really, really was. It was awful.I mean, Jesus, Fraction's Thor run was NOT terrible.
That's your opinion; many of us think that Final Crisis was great, even brilliant. It's divisive, but it's dense, it's ambitious, it has spawned countless annotations.Even the legendary Grant Morrison had a misfire (IMO) with Final Crisis, doesn't mean he's suddenly a talentless hack.
Anyway, it's not fair to compare Fraction to Grant Morrison, or anyone to Grant Morrison really.
But the fact remains that Fraction puts out a lot of bad writing, and managing expectations is to be expected.
Look, I very much like James Robinson's Starman. I LOVED his recent Shade maxi-series, all 12 glorious issues of it. But whenever he's put on a book I grit my teeth and cringe a little, because he as often puts out horrible work as he does good. It's entirely up to the circumstance, both in terms of how much freedom he has and how appropriate the characters and the world are for his style.
Fraction is the same way, and always will be. I'll pick up any issue of Casanova with vigor, but I've read too much truly mediocre work from the man to get excited about it.