I guess my only comment would be, "Is anyone really surprised??" I mean, honestly. Rose is a self-centered, marginally talented drug addict. He is completely and utterly self-destructive as well. A disaster just looking for a place to happen.
I loved Appetite. Great album. Played it until I wore it out! I enjoyed Illusion. Not as much, but I enjoyed it. But through it all, there was Axl and his personal metdowns. Someone earlier said it very well, "little man's syndrome". What talent Rose possesses is completely overshadowed by his lack of any self control. He is an embarrassment to his bandmates and to himself. Above all, he thinks he is better than he really is. Typical.
I do not wish failure on Axl or anyone else...well, with the exception of Rosie O'Donnel and Ellen Degeneres..HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, it is no surprise at all that he is in the position he is in and has become what he has become.