Now thats a tough one Rick. Critiquing guitar styles etc is difficult for me. Personally I just play acoustic guitar and am a simple chord chunker at best.

That being said I think Edge is amazing for the notes (and sometimes chords) that he doesn't play. He has a spare style that works perfectly with Bono’s vocals and the rest of U2. That combined with the amazing tone he achieves through his electric wizardry is simply something to behold. He is not a shredder as say Eddie Van Halen was but rather more of a melody maker. Miles Davis has a quote that I think sums it up best:

“Don't play what's there; play what's not there.”

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.