Art can be a means for the truth, but not the end. Art forms move in phases, and compared to the truths they espouse, they are usually quite short-lived. Metal will be eaten up someday, and just like smooth jazz we will have smooth metal, that completely strips all of the passion. I already see it beginning to happen, particularly with 2009 being one of the most disappointing years in metal ever, and we are not helping. There seems to be a double standard of this site to make metal more widely accepted and understood, and in this process we have only homogenized it further, and then we bitch about it.