Randy Orton at Summerslam 2004

When Randy Orton won the World Title at Summerslam, was it more about elevating Orton or lack of faith in Benoit as champion?  Also should they have kept Orton as heel and champion instead of breaking away from Evolution and getting HHH the belt back?
Benoit’s title reign was 100% always about getting it onto Orton from the start.  If anything it ended up being Orton that they lost faith in because he couldn’t handle being champion.