He is one of the best, an absolute joy to listen to. Guess it's more Rob Key then.
The lack of mateyness, shouting, and commitment to criticise anyone he thinks deserves it stood out. Being much older than the others (after Gower was cut) gave him the detachment to do so.
The voice though - as you say, a pleasure to listen to, didn't necessarily feel the need to fill the air with noise.