Which means Ichigo's bankai is a useless piece of snot, and we should rip him another one.

Seriously, he always WINS because of his Bankai, but we don't exactly SEE him do anything with it. All he can do is Getsuga Tenshou and all I can say is... Byakuya's Bankai pwns his feaces.

His Bankai was so uberly powerful in the SS arc because he only fought uh, once with it e_e; If you think about it, almost EVERY captain SHOULD be able to keep up with his Bankai. So seriously, he turned from an uber character into a character with no skills since everyone is superior than him in almost anything. Even Rukia's Zanpakutou is more interesting e_e;