All the criticisizing of Molyneux asside. I must say this Miyamoto probably doesn't deserve his position either. Let us be honest with ourselves the man has been dialing it in for awhile. Bringing to market new installments of franchises he has churned out for decades. That isn't to say they aren't good games, but they are hardly revolutionary. The man is far too incremental in his calculations. Honestly he doesn't seem very heroic at this point. He is getting in the list by body of work, and his obvious tenure. Rather then with couragous choices, risky moves, or bold stances.
Frankly gaming needs more of that, and less of churning out franchises with minor improvements and gimmics. Whether you like it or not Molyneux is far more heroic then Miyamoto. Sure the man is flawed, but great heros are flawed. A hero isn't supposed to be perfect. Give me a guy who tries, and fails over the guy who just plays it safe.
I am not saying this as a slam on Miyamoto. I have enjoyed a lot of his games, and his ideas have really shaped gaming. He just isn't trying anymore. Which is really a shame, because I think he could still show developers a new trick or two before he retires. He should go out with a bang not with a whimper.