There wasn't a single day that Hector Hall got a real, fair chance to be Dr. Fate. I was so devastated when he was killed.
I loved the design for Hector , the story from the JSA books that brought about the "rebirth" of Fate was great, but I was not a big fan of the Johns wrote him after that. The hole father/son thing with Hawkman was way out of character for both of them IMO.
I wasn't the biggest Hector Hall fan, but I liked him much more than Jared Stevens, Inza, and Eric and Linda Strauss. I though this mini-series was brilliant tho, I really enjoyed it. And I agree, Johns' Dr. Fate writing left much to be desired.