i am big fan of Dev sahab He was quite a unique actor having its own charm and style. As an actor he is matchless.Movies like CID ,Jaal, johnny mera naam , Jewel Thief ,Hare Rama hare Krishna, Des-Pardes etc. if you want to see his best work then i would say Guide(1965) and of course it is a MUST SEE.
funny... i couldn't stand dev anand either. But i think its about time, he was a hit at that time..
Also sometimes people just rise to fame cause there is a void and janta in general needs someone to talk about.