Often times fans and even pundits confuse entertainment for quality. The Premier League has long proven to be the most entertaining league with end-to-end action and quality finishing. But defensively, the league has gotten worse through time and the technical ability of many of the players, particularly the English ones who have gotten poorer in time.
Ultimately what matters to fans is the entertainment level and enjoyment. The Premier League continues to be at the top of the list among leagues when these factors are considered. However, it is difficult following this World Cup and the failures of Premier League clubs in Europe to make a case that it is the top league on the planet.