Melo does take more total jumpshots/3 point shots then shots at at the rim. But if you break down his splits he is taking nearly 7 shots per game at the rim, which is more then any other area in the gym and he converts those at a clip of 61+% accounting for about 9 points nightly and about 1/3 of his total points.
He creates his own offense and by being the threat he is, helps create offensive opportunities for his teammates. He drives the lane in a fearless fashion, runs the open court, knocks down his jumpers, attacks the rim and can stroke a 3 pointer too. On offense there are not many players that can stack up with Melo. His heights and length give him the ability to be a beast on the block and he often gives the Highly Valued Big Man fits when guarding him.
As well to your point about him getting blocked, he gets blocked on about 1 shot per game but he's also averaging 0.7 blocks per as well over the last 10 and is a better defender then ANYONE thought coming into this season. We are seeing a re-tooling of Melo. His game is evolving, becoming more complete. I use this last 10 game stretch to point this out because before then Melo was injured. You are now seeing Melo in top form and what he can do for us at his best.
Where would we be without Tyson? well probably in the basement. I see the value in the defensive stopper and the big man game. I play the post myself so I probably value the C and PF positions more then most. But Basketball is a team sport. Where would we be without Linsanity? Where would we be without JR, Shump, Novak, and Fields and Jeffereies stepping it up? And ask yourself this... where would we be without Melo these last 5 games? Would we even have a chance in the postseason without Melo scoring 28 points a night? If you are asking me TC over Melo i'll agree that I'd rather have TC in the paint taking care of that business. But Melo is as integral to what the Knicks do as anyone else on the team.
At the end of the day the game is about putting the ball through the hoop. Melo is one of the best ever at this and that contribution should not be undervalued. Neither should his clutch factor. Hedo has made an entire NBA career off of being a 1 dimensional shooter. He gets paid millions of dollars to do that one thing. He is a terrible defender, can't create his own shot, sucks under the rim for a 6'10 guy and has little value anywhere else but camped out on the 3point line. Melo does it as good as this guy but also adds in the layups, dunks, rebounds, defense, mid range game, screening and passing that make him a complete offensive player and worth much more then Hedo turkeyglue.
And, sure, 80% is about the minimum to be considered a "good" ft shooter he's still knocking down the clutch ones though, which is what is really important.
Melo is just starting to heat up and give us these spectacular performances like last night. You can expect them to continue. You are positioned poorly on this Metro. Melo has you sealed off on his way for a slam dunk ally-oop. You're just gonna have to live with the fact that the best player on our favorite team is Melo and hope that he can bring you more of this. Melo is far from being done physically or mentally and I expect this trend to continue. Perhaps after sunday you will have more ammo to fire back, but until then, enjoy the show he's gonna put on against the wizards.