If you take away the crazy plastic surgery, the scandals, and the erratic behaviour, you're left with a legendary artist, whose impact on the music game was incredible. I can't think of a single person who didn't want to learn how to do the moonwalk. "Thiller" was - and still is - a classic album.
P.S. For those in central London, there's apparently a "mass moonwalk" occurring at Liverpool Street later today at 6pm. More info here.
BONUS! A couple of my favourite MJ tracks...
EXTRA BONUS! An 8-Bit version of "Beat It"