I don't claim to know the myth of Alexander and the Gordian knot very well. However, I've always considered Alexander a bit of an ass for cutting it and being proud of his accomplishments. I'm also annoyed that people glorify him for this act of cheating.
I don't know how many people would share my view, but recently I've come to feel a little more justified in my opinions:
Hey Alexander ....
.... Mary Undoer of Knots is not impressed.