You would like him if you weren't a magician.
I think I'd like him less, actually.
I have always enjoyed magic; even before I moved from spectator to hobbyist to paid performer.
As a magician, I enjoy watching talented magicians. When they can perform an illusion I'm very familiar with or that I even perform myself with skill and style, I LOVE it. Even when I know what they're doing and when they're doing it, my love for the art and talent and work involved is not diminished. I'm not just a magician; I'm an enthusiastic magic spectator.
I'll be going to Vegas on business soon. Know what I'll be doing? Seeing Mac King, Lance Burton and a few others. I enjoy watching my magician friends performing. I am a lover of magic!
Criss Angel isn't doing the art of magic any favors and I keep getting disappointed by his lack of skill. This is unfortunate, because I love magic - whether I'm watching or performing; and I want to like Criss Angel. ...But I can't. He keeps ruining my attepts at enjoying what he does. No other magician out there that I can think of does that for me. The rest bring me joy or amazement or at the very least cause me to greatly appreciate what they are doing. Criss falls flat on all those.
So I can confidently say that it is BECAUSE I'm a magician that I watch him at all and that if I were not a magician, I wouldn't enjoy most of his performances.