Massive drop where? In CS:GO? Yeah, but never in 1.6, what are you talking about mate? :]
You also talk about Neo playing way before markeloff' peak, etc. Man, obviously Neo had better team mates who were already playing in T1 league while markeloff couldn't because of the teams' he usually played for. But even then, pro players always were saying good stuff about upcoming players like markeloff.