These sets aren't surprising at all, 98% of Metallica fans want to hear Sad But True, For Whom the Bell Tolls and One, we forget that the people screaming for deep cuts are just a very loud 2%. Also, the turnover at Metallica shows is insane, it's always a massive amount of first-time fans who aren't jaded after seeing them 10 times like some of us have. Most Metallica fans don't give a shit about Frayed Ends of Sanity and Dyers Eve, that's how mainstream fandom works. I was looking at the setlist selections a while back and the only song that sticks out that the band doesn't play a lot that people were asking for was Whiskey in the Jar.
Thanks to all who said hi at Mayhem this summer