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I'm no expert on drow lore, but I did read some about them in the 3.x era and I read the first dozed or so drizzt books (I think they've got an unnecessarily bad rep - books 1-6 are quite good, and the one about wulfgar is decent too; they're not LeGuin quality but not as bad as many claim. After book 6 it went downhill though).
I think a lot of the reason for their reputation has less to do with the books themselves, and more to do with the general fandom response. I wouldn't be surprised if a fair amount of the complaints come from people who've never even read one of the books, but are understandably sick of dealing with Drizzt-clones.
Have to agree with you on the quality of the series; I wasn't surprised to learn that Salvatore wanted to end it at six books, but WotC pretty much forced him to keep cranking them out.