Allot of times criss is acting and it is mostly fake but thats what magic is criss is a realy good magician better than most of us will ever be.
Speak for yourself. I am sure Criss is a far better speller than you will ever be, but that is not saying much. Criss does not do magic, he does camera editing and cutshots. David Blaine did magic, legitimate magic that did not need a cutshot every second. Criss Angel is nothing more than a hack, and a poor Blaine emulator, nothing more. I doubt Criss could even perform most of the material in Mark Wilson's course judging from his mediocre basic handlings that I have seen before the cutaway.
Also whether you do all original material is irrelevant, and no indication of skill level at all. Some are magic inventors/innovators, some are merely performers. Few are actually great at both. One can be very successful at being proficient at one, they do not need to be both.