I can honestly say that Ron (or more properly, L. Ron Hubbard) is one of my favorite authors.
His ability to tell a story and get you sucked into it, is quite amazing, but more importantly, he often gets you to think. . . What if?
He poses interesting questions, and comes up with interesting answers to those questions, which answers, if put into place, might result in a better culture and civilization.
Food for thought.
Here are my reviews of his books that I have read: