It does “figure into it.” It wouldn’t make sense to say the other material “brought down the average” if the other material was all there was, would it? And no, the early material didn’t shift near as many units as the bombastic power ballads. Money made is always brought up, in these threads, though, and has been in this one, several times. And it’s not simply a matter of changing, evolving musical styles. If that were the case, very few musicians would still command respect. These days, their music sounds more like it was created in a boardroom than a studio or rehearsal space. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t begrudge them making money however they can. I’m just talking about the music.