All that is, unfortunately, because Midge is not a superstar - and, despite all of Ultravox success, has never been, for better or worse. By superstar I mean a singer who still to this day sells on both sides of Atlantic, has a high public profile and is generally "respected" by wide public, critics etc. Not Midge by any stretch of imagination - moreover, he now is an independent artist, away from big record companies and their publicity machine. So he's lucky to get the kind of "plugging" he gets - i.e. odd TV or radio show, some review or interview here and there.
Unfortunately, with all that's known about him, he more or less led his way to where he is now. Yes, bad luck played a part, but his poor decisions and inability to build his own carrier (for instance, he's not really a show-off like Sting or Bono or any such holdover from his era) resulted in the present low profile. And, I think, it's highly unlikely he'll ever be able to regain at least the 1980s level of recognition. Still, how many of the 1980s personalities are still in the public eye, at least remotely relevant? You can count them on fingers of one hand. As for "Good guy Midge" - how many good guys are ever superstars (and even if so, for just how long)?
But what really gets me is that with all of the 1980s "revival" and rise of profile of synthpop, New Romantics etc. it's Ultravox that gained almost nothing from it. One of the pivotal bands of the era - and yet hardly a mention in reviews or interviews, no documentaries or books, no constant praise and rediscoveries (like with DM, Human League, Numan, Heaven 17 and others). The band seems to slip through the cracks, either written out of history or simply forgotten out of sheer lack of interest. The only thing that people seem to be willing to hear is "Vienna", other than that - no, thank you. Why is that, I cannot understand, it really makes me sad.