By the way, what did I do to deserve that?
Deserve what? Is that in reference to anything I wrote? I thoughy my post was just describing what Flair-Bob would have been, and didn't take any shots.
Bob vs Harley wasn't terribly different from what you'd see in any number of Bob or Harley matches. Perhaps a bit more face dominating than you'd see in some of Harley matches, but that came across as touring NWA champ coming into MSG to make the local hero look strong.
Seriously, the complaint about the match is that Bob dominated it far too much, which kind of hurts the "Bob let Harley get in on the action" concept you're trying to get across. That said, there weren't any "liberties" that Bob failed to take against Harley that you seem to think he took against other wrestlers. Pretty typical Bob performance, and it's not like he took liberties against any of his opponents like say Billy did against Inoki.
I think that if folks watch Bob-Harley from MSG, they probably could imagine Ric in a nearly exact match *more* than they can see Harley doing it. Really, it's closer to a Flair Match than a Harley Match. That's probably why some are disappointed: they expected/hoped Harley could get to flash more, while there isn't any surprise in Flair constantly getting bitched out by Kerry / Sting / Dusty / Face X.