So I don't really know this Gary Gygax guy and doubt most of you do too but I think he must have a pretty good imagination and for that I respect him and his accomplishments. Too much gets done without vision and imagination for me to think it is commonplace. I love D&D and pretending to be things I'm not, not to mention the games and mythos that have come about because of what he did. Tons of fun.
Hope he has fun on the other side of the veil. :)