I like his work, but it is really a matter of taste I think. Some like Helmut Newton, I do not (I like Avedon though). I do not think there is anything wrong in your view of HCB's work. Nevertheless, one thing that cannot be disputed, like him or not, is his importance and contribution to photography and photographers (same can be said about AA, EW, etc.). One cannot please all of the people all of the time.