>>11029318>>Near already had all the info L gathered. You can say all he did was prove L correct.
No, he didn't. L erased all the data he had when he died. Near just used the media and stuff like that to come up with where left off.
Near didn't do any bullshit IF YOU READ THE MANGA. The anime cuts some corners to fit basically half of manga series into 11-12 episodes. Like how he came to a conclusion why Mikami MIGHT be in cahoots with Light and shit like that.
Also note, he did not know it was Light as the new L for a while. He had suspicion that the new L failing like fuck while Kira enjoyed his influence for a while. Of course, someone who took the name of L and failing like that is going to raise SOME suspicion.
Personally, I like Near because he's an asshole who didn't hesitate like L did. L dawdled for too long and that got him killed.
Because, people forget that Near was mostly on the LOSING side for most of the second half of the series and if it wasn't for Mello's help and Mikami's fuck-up, he would've lost, plain and simple.