I was asking if that's what you meant, because that's the way it seemed when I read it. In no way was I "putting words in your mouth", so there's no need to get defensive. My apologies that it came off differently.
In terms of what you're saying, I get where you're coming from and I agree with you completely. With him always being the IGL it would be difficult to predict how well he would play in a different setting, but I agree that he wouldn't be as good as he currently is. I'm not necessarily saying he would be bad, just not as good. Even still there have been several IGLs similar to his role/play style that do not put up the same numbers as consistently as he does (arT being one that comes to mind, though he is much more aggressive).