How much stock do agents put in the literary craft of the query? Not the usual format questions... such as opening with "I'm seeking representation," or "I'm a writer..."

But whether the synopsis actually has the kind of voice that will sell the agent on the idea that the querier actually knows how to write a novel? That the novel is sound enough to pursue?

Of is it simply a matter of a subject hooking the agent, and the nuts and bolts of the mss coming later?