Thankfully my girlfriend at the time was a fan of MDM (but that was her limit as far as metal is concerned) so she was as much into IF, DT, ATG, etc as I was. She actually liked WATV and couldn't understand why I didn't. That's when I knew our relationship was doomed. Personally I put Character and Fiction some way below Damage Done, but YMMV depending on your personal tastes. Stanne's vocals lost their range of emotion around Haven/DD but I wouldn't say they lost their variation until WATV. He's pretty much been Robo-Stanne ever since, although there were some parts on Atoma that harkened back to the good ol' days. I know that after DD Stanne blew out his vocals and had to take a year off recovering, which might be why his voice changed. There is definitely a big difference in how he sounds on Character compared to Damage Done (for me, anyway). Damage Done's vocals are quite raw and almost yelled rather than growled. Everything after DD is a lot more refined and using proper technique, which is obviously for the best but I do miss pre-Character Stanne's harsh vocals for sure. With that said he's still got a very unique vocal sound which people seem to either love or hate.