I like Ripper and I think he got a raw deal with Priest, but he was not what Priest fans wanted. I hope this incarnation for him works out. He's got the pipes, but needs his own band. It would have been easier for him had he found and up and coming band and joined them, instead of trying to fill shoes, no matter how good he is, there will always be that comparison. In a way I find him a tragic loss of talent until he finds his ideal nitche.