Thanks Beau. The only problem is that unfortunately the Muppets aren't like a pendulum; its not like as their career swings one way (towards garbage), it can just as easily swing back to greatness. It'd take a HUGE altering of the current power structure/decision-making body for such a thing to happen. The steps downward were placed as soon as the family sold off to Disney. Now its corporate fat cats that decide the fates of our characters; people who have very little connection with real people in general, much less actual Muppet fans. Its all empirical to the bosses; if it can be marketed, market it, if not, scrap it. "True" and "hardcore" Muppet fans aren't enough to sway the data, unfortunately. And even so, I think its evident that many fans are perfectly fine with the current path anyway. If it were possible, I'd be 100% in favor of a million new Muppet productions in the classical style. Unfortunately I just don't believe that will happen. I'm very much a dreamer, but I am also very much a realist in matters as important to me as Jim's legacy. The realism in relation to the current state of affairs is too overwhelming for me to have pie-in-the-sky hopes. I would LOVE to be wrong on this. I would be ecstatic if there was a pendulum-like swing back to the roots. I would publically eat the hat on my head if it were to happen, and I'd enjoy it humbly, knowing that the magic had returned. It just doesn't seem possible. And to me, if its either continued descent into muck or retirement, I'd go with retirement, allowing the Muppets to keep that dignity they've still retained. I know its unfortunate, but the whole situation is unfortunate.