I don't get this mentality either. A lot of people see things in extremes. Jobs has been getting a lot of idol worship recently...
Jobs was a marketing genius and recently passed, so there is a lot of (very well deserved) respect and appreciation for him.
I just get a little peeved when people constantly say, "If Jobs was alive, Maps wouldn't have been released," etc. First of all, unless you are Steve Jobs, you don't know his mindset and what he's thinking. Secondly, if everything Jobs did give his approval was so perfect, why did he need to market a new version of an existing product every year? If the iPhone 3G felt so much better in the hand, why wasn't that the original iPhone?
To get back on topic, though, Maps is still pretty poor compared to Google Maps, but to be fair to it, it's also much better now than it was. A lot. My neighborhood had a lot of "melted bridges" when it was first released a year ago, as well as houses that were melted and an entire school campus that was missing. That's all been fixed over the past year.