He never really did much in his last WWE months, so I don't exactly miss him. I also think that MITB will be fine without him. On RAW you have Morrison and Bourne who will be two guys that can do some major high spots, not to mention Jericho and Edge who are known for their ladder matches, and on Smackdown you have Kofi/Ziggler/Cody and possibly Matt/Christian who will be able to give some great spots.
I agree with this. I wouldn't say I miss
him, although he was a spectacular athlete and WWE lost an extremely talented young man. The problem with Shelton was exactly what some other people said - he was never able to get over with the crowd, no matter what WWE tried to do with pushing him.
Sure Shelton was a staple of the MITB match and delivered some of the most memorable spots the match has ever seen (the double decker whatever you want to call it sunset flip power bomb from Wrestlemania 24 was one of the craziest things I had ever seen). With that said though, in Shelton's more recent MITB matches, some of his spots began to get somewhat over used. That is not to say that they were still not incredible to watch, but if you are in a certain gimmick match like MITB, every single year, and are always known for doing high spots, you have to always change them up and be creative. The MITB ladder matches at the PPV as well as MITB matches moving forward will be fine without Shelton, and in fact it will allow for new young athletic guys to show what crazy things they can do.
Another thing I have a problem with is when people try and make the comparison between Shelton Benjamin and Chris Benoit. Yes both men were wrestling machines and were sub par on the mic...but that WAS Chris Benoit. Not only was he just a wrestling machine, but his entire attitude and demeanor reflected his gimmick. He looked like a dude who would not take shit from anyone and just wanted to hurt people. Shelton was always smiling and jumping around. The "pure wrestler" thing doesn't work if the superstar's personality and look doesn't reflect it.
With all of that said though, I would like to see Shelton back in WWE eventually. He is extremely talented and always put on intriguing matches. His best bet would be to come back and join some sort of a stable or group in which he could excel in singles competition or on a tag team, representing the stable's name.