Ryukishi07 > ZUN
Think about it.
When you hear touhou fans talk about touhou they say they've played the games and they were alright but nobody ever talks about story. Touhou would be nothing without the fans.
When you hear people talk about the When They Cry series fans have read the VNs, watched the animes, and are fans of the original works because the ORIGINAL story is amazing.
Ryukishi07 has had 2 animes made out of his works, both were huge hits, and this was because of his oversight to the production, making it so they had to stick to his original story.
ZUN refuses to allow a touhou anime to be made because he realizes his writing is pure shit in not only the games, but his mangas, and knows that if he was told to oversee the storyboards of producing an anime for touhou, that he would fail and it would be pure shit.
Discuss When They Cry vs. Touhou in regards to their popularity and future.
Yukari and Ran pic related as they're the only good thing about touhou and it's sad to see them wasted by not having them be in Umineko as almighty witches.