So far, yes...
SM should bear most of the blame, but many parties contributed to the lack of success.
SM and Avex in having her debut collide with Japanese promotions, so she ended up flying back and forth between two countries and flopping in both. The terrible scheduling contributed to lackluster performances, bad English, and bad promotion.
SM and BoA in the awkward and scripted English as mentioned in the post above. I remember Se7en had a Korean interview in which he stated that he and BoA hung out during their time in America and that they could only say, "Thank you, good luck" in English because they both ONLY started learning English when they arrived in America. -____-
BoA in performances. With the exception of SF Pride, which was REALLY good, I do not think she performed to her usual standards (i.e., CityWalk, Jingle Ball Village), perhaps due to the jetlag?
SM in the songs... I liked them, but I can see why it got so many negative reviews (no personality, too many songs that sound that same)
SM in overall promotion. They have limited resources in America, so they should have gotten her signed somewhere BIG instead of thinking that they could "blow up" as an indie label.
Edited by MOTOWAYohsixfive, 02 September 2011 - 08:10 AM.