I don`t say that fans are terrible, cause they don`t like the new direction. They are terrible, because they`re complaining and bitching how it sucks all time. I don`t understand you - I love nitpicking and when I hate something, I usually use dozens of arguments why it`s so bad, not just saying "piece of shit". If you ask me about Prometheus movie I will write like an entire review to explain why it`s sensless, pointless, boring and just awful. Here fans' expressions are usually just pure discontent with no real meaning behind it. When I discover DWoT and other classic SX albums for the first time I thought it`s just crap, but after an year and few more listenings I found out that some of them are amazing (especially DWoT, V). Following the logic of the fans, I should just write here "Russell`s singing on Damnation Game is squeaky, he sounds like an eunuch" and "Lyrics on Odyssey are so bad they gave me cancer, no more true Symphony X ;_; RIP" Oh, and I also deify those "SX nowadays sounds like Pantera" thing. Just listen to the King of Terrors and tell me that the main riff does not sound like ripped alive from a Pantera song. I`ve never heard any other Pantera similarities in newer SX material. By the way, for the first few months I also hated last three albums of myGRAIN and I was thinking "No more myGRAIN again, they killed that band" and now... I love all of them except the last one, not in my style (but not horrible or "shitty" or "medicore" or "unoriginal").