His ineptitude ranks right up there with the likes of Homer Simpson, Gilligan, and Harry & Lloyd; with the comedic timing of the Three Stooges and Lucille Ball; and the ingenuity of MacGyver. He'd also fit perfectly into the world of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Here's to Eric the Unready, one of the best adventure games every created.
. . . methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.