Why is Shakespeare so famous? He reads like crap these days but people still think his work is the pinnacle of culture. Is it because his barely coherent 'classical' English makes people think it's cultured and intellectual, and by extension that makes them cultured intellectuals? It isn't and it doesn't.
Further, his stories are pure drivel. For example, Romeo and Juliet is just a series of hilarious misunderstandings. We already have a better version of that. It’s called Seinfeld.