Omigosh! Now you're trashing Adler! I don't believe this. Steve was my favorite member of the original GnR lineup, though I admit that his drug problem did become a problem for the band.
Once the high energy output of Steve was gone, I think that the band went downhill, even with Matt's skill level. The crazy, wild side was gone. When Izzy left, I think that took away a lot of the writing ability of the band. When Axl stopped taking Slash's input on songs, that was also a downer. Obviously, when Duff and Matt left the band, GnR wasn't even touring, and there was nothing left of the band.
Now that we've got the core of that band in VR, I think that we're good. Dave shows tremendous skill and energy on stage. I think that, with a high energy frontman, we should be back in business, eh.