Ya, I'm probably missing the point you're actually trying to make. Maybe you are being too subtle. But does it really matter since things are they way they are and probably won't change? I'm not going to change how I think either. Just because QR is playing in smaller venues, it doesn't mean I shouldn't be excited to see them in concert. In a way though, I still am interested in exactly what point you're trying to get across.
Aces High, my #1 favorite vocal performance EVER has been TIED with the opening part on The Red And The Black! I NEVER thought that would happen! WOW!