You are correct, often times when you hear people mention the "greats" of the business you hear Kirby, Lee, Miller, McFarlane, etc. less so with Perez. I have always been a fan of Perez, so I suppose I am biased, his name always sticks out to me whenever it is mentioned, especially since he is connected with some of the biggest story lines in the DCU.I agree with you, SK. I just don't hear his name mentioned too often with others' all-time greats (Kirby, Byrne, Adams, Wood, Ditko, Simonson, Chaykin, Miller, Romita, Lee, McFarlane, et al).
Another personal favorite is Alex Ross, though I am also a big fan of almost anything by Dan Jurgens and/or Brett Breeding. I guess that has a lot to do with Superman/Doomsday, Death of Superman, Return of Superman, Zero Hour, 52, Booster Gold, etc. LOL