As am I.
This myth that the record sound being "live" is down to big bad Steve, and that Bruce want's it more polished, is just a myth that has grown up from internet fans projecting what they imagine they are being deprived off as being what Bruce and Adrian must also secretly want and what they hate being down to Steve or Rod.
This post reads a bit like I'm being snarky towards @Mosh , I didn't mean it that way, it was aimed at no one in particular, and just in general at the idea that Steve is almost always wrong, and that when any member of Maiden expresses a contrary opinion people jump to the conclusion that the member must have exactly the same idea as what fans supposedly want. E.g. Adrian's production issues, no one has any idea if what Adrian wants would have been any more to their tastes than what Maiden actually produced, but people have convinced themselves that Adrian is on completely the same wavelength that they themselves are on.