I, for one, actually don't care about entertainment more than 3 points.
All i want from any match is 3 points. Nothing more, nothing less.
My problem with Allardyce was that there wasn't anything (nor had there ever been anything in his career) that suggested he was capable of taking 3 points regularly off the top 6 teams.
Which meant we could never break into that cabal on a regular basis.
It was the same reason my attitude changed towards Moyes at the end. He had taken us as far as we could go.
The problem with stagnation and "settling" for 7th or 8th is that every season you roll the dice and run the risk of having a shit season. That happens a couple of times on the trot and really bad things can happen - like at Villa, or Forrest.