Farve was a reckless gunslinger who pushed the envelop. On the one hand he is the only three time MVP and a Super Bowl Champ, on the other he is the career leader in picks. However, Farve will be the only first ballot Hall of Famer quarterback. So he gets a bad rap because he is always compared to technical qb's like Elway, Montana, Brady, Marino....
IMO Farve, despite all his faults, is easily in the top 10 and arguably top 5.
But I can see why many people think he is over rated. This argument is based on his career up until last season. Making the Pro Bowl last season was a joke.