I don't think she's the voice of our generation by a long shot, but I do definitely think she is one of best performers out right now. WDYLV is one of her best videos, and it's sad that it doesn't get much recognition.
Eh, I don't care for her for a few reasons. For me, Beyonce doesn't really have the whole package. Her personality has never clicked or seemed genuine to me, she is boring (and when she tries to spice things up I feel like she falls flat), and she seems like someone who would do anything to get ahead (take credit for what she hasn't done, or exaggerate what she has done, and don't even get me started on her father). I think Britney at her peak dance-wise could out-dance Beyonce, and Christina at her peak singing-wise could out sing her. She doesn't really bring anything to the table for me, though I do like a lot of the singles she has released over time.