I'm in the same boat. I don't think it was the right choice. He is a good wrestler but apart from that I don't think he can be a sustained main event level star like I think they hope he will be under Heyman. He needs to do something so he can connect with the audience and get over as a heel because right now they simply don't care and they don't really have a reason to hate him. I also think he's only in the position he is in because people like Triple H, by all accounts, like him and he has helped people like The Rock get ring-ready for Mania'.
He's the flavour of the month right now with WWE management but so many other people have been in that position and failed. It's how it works in WWE, they suddenly like someone again out of the blue, push him right away and have him win a mid-card title and then if he doesn't get over in a short space of time, they lose interest and the wrestler falls away again. It's not neccesarily his fault that he didn't get over, the WWE hasn't done their part in helping, it's almost like 'get yourself over' and when they don't, their push is stopped and even if they do, in Zack Ryder's case, if they don't like your work, it doesn't matter. Imagine if WWE put in the same amount of effort they did when trying to get Kozlov over on everyone else, then they'd have made a lot of new stars.
Apologies, sort of went on a tangent there.