Well, my general opinion is, people should stop over-analysing everything. It's not like the draw is going to change just because we aren't happy with it. And of course there are positives. Being in the tougher group means he will be prepared for a potentially tough semi-final/final. Again, in my opinion the best player should win the tournament, not the one with the best draw. Just because you have an easy group doesn't mean you'll win the title. I'd rather have it this way than him losing to any of the guys in the other group.
It is what it is and Andy likes a challenge. He always seems to play better when his chances seem somewhat slim. If you think he would have gotten out of the other group by playing sh*t, you are mistaken.
You're entitled to your opinion, of course, but I just don't understand this way of thinking. It's almost as though rather than accepting it's a bad draw we have to pretend there are positives - he'll try harder, he always does better in the big matches, it will be more impressive when he wins, the draw doesn't make any difference anyway, etc.
I prefer to just call a spade a spade. It makes things harder for him, but he's still one of the favourites to get through the group so there's no reason to be pessimistic about it. Nobody is saying that he could have got through the other group by playing sh*t, simply that it's a harder group so he has less margin for error. We've seen it countless times where a player like Nadal (in particular) plays a terrible match early on in a tournament against a lesser player, but scrapes through and goes on to win the whole thing. With a bad draw you don't get the luxury of having an off day like that.