No he's definitely not a "people person"! I think there are a lot FOFers struggling with the same disallusionment.
My feelings on the subject are a little unpopular, but I think his fans (including myself at times) have terribly unrealistic expectations of him. First off, he's not a superhero - just a man - and a flawed one at that as you rightly pointed out. He owes us NOTHING except a chance to buy a great new CD whenever he releases one, or a good show if we purchase a ticket.
His fans made the choice to adore him and buy all his "products", (I didn't get a personalized invitation, did you??) so in the end - we all come out even - we pay, he delivers. Think of it this way: Many of us have spent a small fortune over a number of years buying Microsoft products. Does that mean that Bill Gates owes each one of us a meet and greet or a special nod? I think not. So what it all boils down to is business. The only difference is that George's product is music, not software.
If everyone looked at it this way, we wouldn't have so many disappointed FOFers. You don't have to love the man to love his music, yet that seems to be a requirement for quite a few of them. It's kind of sad because they're just setting themselves up for rejection and failure.
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