As Zod already pointed out, differencing opinions are one thing, but when they come on with such a snotty attitude as well as signing up an account for the sole purpose of whining and expecting a pity party, that is 'nother story. As was found out real quick, that dude did not find any sympathy here. At least you are keeping it civil and do bring up a valid point. That is certainly understandable. Sounds like you live somewhere in BFE and don't have the luxury, such as myself, that can just take a 1/2 hour ride up the interstate to see Kamelot. I am guessing that you seem to be a relatively long-time fan of Kamelot but just never got the opportunity to actually see them. I guess I am seeing this from a different perspective. Like Zod, I've also seen Kamelot something like 5 times over the past 10 years. In addition, I've also seen Circus Maximus with Michael Erickson something like 3 times as well (would've been 4 if that one show did not get canceled). Of the five times or so of seeing Kamelot, I've gotten plenty of opportunity to just spend time and shooting the breeze with Roy. Therefore, I was looking forward to seeing him again as friend, thus my utter disappointment from that regard. However, I seriously think Michael will slay here! If you truly are a fan of Kamelot and this may look like the only real opportunity to see them for a while, than I would seriously recommend to show the band the support and check out the show anyway. I honestly don't think you will be disappointed at all (other than the whole "not seeing Roy" thing). Like I said above and I also agree with Zod's assessment as well in that I think Michael will be an excellent (and arguably a superior) replacement. Again, if you really are a fan of Kamelot, than I think you should do yourself a favor and support the band anyway and go see them at the show like you originally intended. Obviously, you have the right to do whatever you wish, but that is my sincere recommendation.