Well, contrary to popular opinion, I've been a Metallica fan since 1984. I still think thery're great and love Death Magnetic.
I even love St.Anger. Have they changed? Sure. It's not 1981 anymore and they are older, but they still rock hard as hell.I saw them in Jan. of 09 and that was one of the best shows I've ever been to.
Nothing wrong with people getting older, look at Motorhead.
Metallica is still playing as hard as they did on Master. I admit, the way they went on Anger threw some folks, but that was a healing time for Hetfield.
There as good now as they ever have been.
Now, hate away. lol.