I'll tell you the real problems with Virtual: 1. People are so prejudiced about Blaze. He has much more deeper and monotone voice than Bruce and all. "Oh it's a Blaze-album, so it sucks" 2. Many people don't have even listened to the album completely. They just listen one song and then say "it sucks" 3. People don't listen this album as a whole. All the songs may not be so great, but the totality of the album is the thing that matters. 4. The album cover is very very ugly. I don't really think that Virtual XI is a bad album. It may not be the greatest product of Maiden, but I still think that this is not the worst Maiden-album. FOTD is much worse, but it's overrated because it has a great title track. Blaze fucking rules, and Virtual XI is not the worst album. X Factor is awesome too.