So after way too long (9 months of scratching and clawing) I feel I have a pretty good grasp of eagle and am finally prepping boardhouse runs. I have gotten pretty good at self optimizing my trace patterns and overlays and am comfortable with my boards. So once I completed them, just out of curiosity I did full trace ripups and let the autorouter have a crack using the component layouts I used.
Over all the traces look "ok", my own seemed a bit more intuitive, and with the exception that the autorouter chose smaller traces as an average, and I made extra heavy power traces in mine. There didn;t seem to be any huge disparities in the auto traces over mine.
So my question is this, am I missing something, all over the net I always see don't use the eagle autorouter for production boards, its not good enough, or the eagle autorouter isn't "very smart".
So what gives, has it "gotten smarter", have personal tastes changed or am I missing some great glaring mistake the autorouter spits out?
Just looking for some answers and opinions of why it gets such a bad rap and if it is deserved or just perceived.