Very well put!!!! Thanks!The weirdest thing about this whole thing is how pretty much 100% of the guitar playing world worship and applaud EVH's playing, and his legacy is virtually untouchable. We all know the giant role he has played in music in general and Van Halen in particular. He literally doesn't need to go looking for more credit (like singing backups or showing MA bass parts) because he already deserves a mountain of credit on his own merits.
I hope he's eventually able to let bygones be bygones and start to just enjoy life even a fraction as much as we've all gotten to enjoy his immense talent and contribution to the rock world.