Jeph Jacques isn't the problem. there are a fuck ton of mediocre Webcomickers doing their shitty thing on this big ol' web of ours.
The problem with QC is the people who haven't realized that 2003 ended 13 years ago, and that submediocre garbage doesn't deserve their attention any longer.
By all rights, QC should have withered on the vine like an old sprite comic, but shit taste and pandering have propped its rotting corpse up for a decade.
And no, I don't mean pandering to Tumblr or other political bullshit, although that's his newest tactic, Jeph has been pandering for years.
Any aspect of the strip the fans liked, he paraded the shit out of. It was basically the Hanners Power Hour for like 7 years.
Jeph just goes in between panderings. When a character loses favor, he simply starts shoving new ones until the fan base latches on to one.
Occassionally, if things get really rough, he'll throw in some DRAMA to stoke the idiots' fervor, making them think something might finally happen until it's ultimately abandoned.
He's been doing this for a decade, and people have yet to catch on.