I feel bad for him, they ruined what could've been an awesome thing :C
All it is now is this overplayed, tween-loved show that is being killed by its fandom.
I guess, as long as you ignore the creeps, IZ is still enjoyable.
I think Jhonen said that once he sold the rights to Cartoon Network he stopped caring about it and focused on more of his work. They barely brought him on the project, I think the closest it got to his work was the Halloween episode.
Though from what you people are telling me about Kai, I might just watch it.