Not sure if this is the right forum, but here it goes.
I remember in the late 90's when Quake 3 came out, it was incredibly popular. The graphics, game play, intelligent bots, great levels and multiplayer all made for a fantastic game, and I sunk countless hours getting railed to death by superior players on Q3DM17.
Now that I have a little programming experience behind me, it appears monumentally difficult to create a game like Quake 3, especially for a single programmer.
Would it be a fair analysis to say that John Carmack was/is one of the best game programmers?