This writer obviously loves music, but writes like a blogger rather than a journalist. Had to stop reading part way down. Please put Marr's answers in boldface so I can take in those bits.
"Using the guitar as a pop machine. It satisfied a lot of things I like: commercialism without being totally straight, a little bit of finesse, building songs around the guitar without all that horrible old nonsense that guitar culture became, really." -J. Marr
Unfortunately Jesse Tobias has ZERO concept of this.
Jesse is a part of the "guitar problem".
And why does Johnny Marr have to have gone on to emulate the depth and quality of his former band The Smiths? Who other than lame journalists said he had to? It's fairly obvious certain people bring out the best creatively in others. Moz n' Marr did this for each other. Is that not enough?