No, this is not about tapping neoclassic shit or long duration of the songs. I think prog is about evolving, but i´m not talking about the band´s evolution, i´m talking about the genre´s evolution, in its own obvious complexity. Symphony X could be doing now some great stuff but still, as a musician I feel a lot more inspired with bands like Haken or Leprous, which are doing more new, adventurous and risky things within music, or within prog. All my interest and almost my whole perception about harmony, melody, songwriting, soloing and even some vague ideas about counterpoint, ostinatos and orchestration were cemented on on Symphony X old stuff. And I used to think that was their line, and I also think it´s easy to see that some of those things have been simplified over time (If not all?). But, at the end, you now, this is really only a subjecitve theme. SX can and should do anything theay please. And I admit I could be overreacting. Lets wait the album and see what they have to say. Oh, and I almost forgot, they ruined for me "When All is Lost" with that unnecesary second guitar solo almost at the end of the song, and the less impressed about it surely were some of those prog geeks you talk about. So, you know, shit happens.