I also agree with you.
No matter what Vermillion and CPleigh say, in the years that we had Moyes, he rebuilt the reputation of Everton. As you said, last decade we were fighting for survival a lot, and in the "Moyes Era" we are constantly in the top half, and even figthing to be in the top 4. We actually did finished 4th once, and every beginning of season most people that know something about football expect Everton to be challenging to break in the top 4.
We are going through a tough time now, but I believe that once we go through this, the team will be even better than the past years.