For many years, there was a lot of negativity directed toward Meteora on LPAssociation as Linkin Park's music changed. It was impossible for anyone to say anything even slightly critical of the band's newer material without being accused of being a nu-metal fanboy or someone bringing up Meteora and complaining about how angsty and immature it was. Somewhere I Belong in particular was ridiculed a lot. Since Chester died, have those of you who bashed Meteora softened your stance on it at all? There was notion from many people, myself included sadly, that Chester "grew out of" the mindset he was in during the band's nu-metal era and that he had changed into a completely different person and left his trauma behind, but his shocking suicide death pretty much shattered that illusion into a million pieces. Depression is not a "teen angst" phase and it's something you "grow out of", it's a disease and it can affect anyone regardless of social and economic class. Whether you're a fan of the music or not, to downplay the kind of things Chester was singing about as "whiny" or "teen angst" is to refuse to take seriously how powerful depression and suicidal thoughts truly are and to fuel the already heavy stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need. Even for those who've "grown out of" Meteora, I think some of the comments over the last few years on LPA went beyond just critiquing the musical output and just flat out downplaying or ridiculing those who genuinely suffer from the mindsets described in the lyrics on Meteora as a result of whatever mental illness they may have. For me, I struggle with Asperger's Syndrome and clinical depression, but my own family doesn't believe I have depression and just blames me for what I struggle with every day with the cliche "man up" and "you're fine" talking points that just make me feel so much worse, and Linkin Park's music has been a therapeutic life saver for me over the last ten years and has helped me through those times when I felt I had no one to run to and no one to get help from. I'll be damned if anyone is going to downplay what I've been through now since Chester died. The lyrical content on Meteora along with Hybrid Theory to me is not an angsty or whiny young person phase, it's a dead serious cry for help. A cry for help that went unanswered as Chester ultimately took his own life years later. So back to the question. Has his passing changed your once critical view of Meteora for the better or at least softened your critique on the lyrical content now that we know just how dark Chester's state of mind was his entire life and didn't simply go away during A Thousand Suns like we once thought?