This thread is finally slowing down and getting easier to follow. For now...
In my opinion, Gers wrote the best Songs since the Reunion.I'm really looking forward to the title track, I think the last time Gers penned the titel track for Dance of death it was really stunning and one of the first tracks that really stood out on that record for me. As many others already have noted, Gers is a very important part of making Maidens records more varied nowadays.
By now, it can be argued that Smith left a bigger mark on the current line-up era, especially when we take the quantity into account.And his stuff is pretty good too. Just not as good as H's
I wouldn't say best but he cetainly left a larger mark on reunion albums than 90's stuff.