With all due respect Julia, I say this as I always speak my mind, and try my best to be civil. It's too bad that today will choose a definition of a word that suits them rather than for what it's real meaning is. A troll by general definition is one who come sin and invades and tries to disrupt something. Now to go and call someone a troll who has been active on this site and other Scorpions forums and websites for maybe as long as you have been alive is not an accurate thing.
And for the second part of your statement about being thankful to the band for everything they have done, let's not get carried away. Ok, we are thankful for the great songs they created in the past, and the great shows they used to put on. We all agree on that. But in reality just what else have they done? Or any other band for that matter? Have they put food on your table? Or is it as Ray says, we put food on their table? Sure, they chose to live this lifestyle, which of course they have every right to do so. But you do know that this lifestyle is dependent on the fans to buy the records and go to the concerts. And the reason they are living this lifestyle is indeed because people like Scott, Tom, both Rays, Gil, Sherry, Aldo, Tim and thousands more, including Ted and myself were out there buying the albums and going to shows 30 years ago that they are here today for you to thank them. So please stop with this crusade to banish or label people trolls because you don't agree with their review of the new cd. True fans always lead you to the right path. After Pure Instinct and Eye To Eye, these same fans you call trolls spoke out, and guess what, the band listened. Go back and read the interviews of the band when they did Unbreakable, and you will see how they responded to the fans displeasure of the previous albums, by coming back and doing what they do best. So after 3 strong albums, what do they do, revert back to the weak material and in Comeblack and now MTV Unplugged. I never really spoke much about Comeblack, half an album to cut out old ties from past producers on publishing, and another half of the most uninspiring cover songs. How can a band with such great melodies and riffs have these songs as their most influential interests. Where were the Led Zeppelin covers? The Pretty Things that Rudy so talked about? Deep Purple, Uriah Heep. All bands in various biographies. Rudy used to go see the Heep everytime they were in Germany and got a lot from them. (This in Heeps Biography book).
Anyway, I touch on several topics in one.