Pete Rose still hasn't gotten the message that even the best leadoff hitters are not worth what #3 and #4 hitters are. If they were they would have hit there at some point in their career. Henderson and Raines may be exceptions because their base-stealing was actually valuable. But if you aren't even the best hitter on your own team, why are you grousing about not getting recognition?
Is Ichiro better? Doesn't matter. Both are second-tier, but lasted a long time.
Plus he's still just a jerk.