It is the general picture, changie'.
Moyes has had in excess of six years at our gaff -- and, for me, he has reached his zenith. This zenith is his plateau -- I can't see him winning the FA Cup -- McLeish saw to that. This FA Cup (with the crap left in it) was his best shot and Moyes blew it. There was no catcalls, no derision - it was accepted, because we're not in relegation trouble.
Evertonians are truly educated but I'm afraid the vast majority of the game going Evertonians believe they have the man (Moyes) most suited to our desires. It's not their fault they're accepting mediocrity (to settle for going out against Birmingham shows you the acceptabilty levels), it's what they'ver been programmed to believe -- but the essence of the situation is, 80% of Evertonians are adamant David Moyes is/would be impossible to replace.
Consequently, Everton & Moyes are suited and there are (maybe) 70% of Evertonians who still have cold sweats when they think of the prospect of dropping into a relegation place.
For me, just to reiterate, David Moyes -- what you are getting now (off him) is his very best. And that very best is -- an FA Cup Final appearance, a 3-3 at Chelsea, a 2-2 at Arsenal, a 1-6 at Goodison against Arsenal, and a 1-2 FA Cup home defeat against Birmingham.
Using just those examples, it's not great, it's a little glimmer, but overall, it's pretty mediocre fayre -- after 6 and a bit years.
Final equation --
EFC + David Moyes = Solid Mediocrity (so say [maybe] 85% of current match going Evertonians).