1. He brings an energy that's been missing in our midfield for years
Energy as in, he runs around a lot? Naismith does that too and he gets booed for it. He certainly doesn't run with the ball though.
2. He's a brilliant tackler, don't let one mistimed tackle cloud your judgement on him
Two in two. Apart from that, he's not any better a tackler than Heitinga, who also gets a lot of stick.
3.Everything he does is fast and crisp, he gets the ball and plays a pass to keep the tempo
Joe Allen can do that and he rightly gets ridiculed for it. There's no point being sharp and crisp if you don't have the brains to pick the right pass. I've seen him pass the ball into trouble a lot.
4. He reads the game brilliantly, always there to break it up and start attacks
You're confusing him with Barry. Even if he does break the occasional attack up, he definitely doesn't start anything.
5. Always looking for the ball, too often we've had players who hide
That is true, he always shows for the ball. But more often than not only to pass it back to where it came from.