First of all, you need to stop referring to people as stupid and idiots, to me that says more about you than the people you are trying to describe.
Second, I'm not trying to "tell" you anything, just sharing my thoughts around the whole deal.
Third, I'm not absolutely sure that the old bandmembers you would prefer in the band, would preform any better than the ones actually in the band without Frank's way of conducting.
If I haven't totally misunderstood, he brought preformances out of people they didn't even know they were capable of themselves. Maybe Dweezil don't have that as a bandleader, I still don't see who would do Frank's part...like Frank.
I think they got through the heavy arrangements parts quite good, as for the more "free" improv parts...I think they all expressed themselves pretty good.
I feel that the legacy is in good hands. Could the band have been better ??...maybe...probably, one can always improve.
The personal battles you mention...I know nothing about.
If, by now, you're gettin sick of me/this (I'm not
) just call me stupid once more and you'll never hear from me again.
a fan since "we're only in it for the money"