Ian Levine is a polarising figure and that's putting it mildly. I tend to have a more neutral opinion of him than most.
He has done so much good for the show, but at the same time he has also acted like a total hysterical moron at times. Either way he's provided me with lots of entertainment over the years (ps if anyone has any mad Levine stories or rants, please post them here.)
Levine saved the first Dalek story. The Daleks is IMO more than one of the best stories of the 60s. Its an important piece of British television culturally and a sc if classic all around. It would have been a damn shame if future generations couldn't have enjoyed it. For that alone he deserves at least some respect from DW fans.
He also saved various other 60s stories and did play a role in helping to maintain the continuity of the show in the 80s. Okay he may have gone too far in the latter, but even then I think that's exaggerated. (Its also hypocritical from a lot of New Who fans who slag JNT for that, yet praise Mofftwat's era which is full of continuity porn all the time.)
Levine also at least is not a sheep and was willing to speak his mind in regards to Jodie's casting and the cancerous SJWs influence on the show.
Doctor in Distress.
His ridiculous screaming tantrums and bullying of fans who disagree with him. The worst examples are when he mocked the young boy, and when he declared the BBC raped his first love.
His backstabbing of JNT. Fair enough JNT cast Mel the worst companion in the show, and at a time when its reputation was down, but to treat someone you knew for years like that was always really low IMO.
His sychophancy towards RTD and Mofftwat. It comes over as even more pathetic when RTD continually abused him in the show and in public. Telling him to fuck off at an event when he was just asking a question, and basing a repulsive monster off of him.
The Abzorbaloff is one of the nastiest and pettiest things I've ever seen in DW. Its not just a throwaway gag. Its an entire episode designed to get everybody to laugh at someone who has devoted his life to the show, and it does so in the most vicious, moronic, lowest common demoninator way possible. "Levine is really fat, so lets have this monster be fat and ugly and eat people hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha".
Levine still praising RTD after that reminded me of Bender kissing up to Alzaar in Futurama. "Oh yes RTD."
Still in spite of these points I will say that Levine is nowhere near as toxic to the show as the likes of Mr Tardis, Claudia Boleyn, or Alyssa Franke. That's at least something right?