Yeah, I can relate to what it was like to "give up" on current radio. By adulthood, you simply have other priorities. But at 16, knowing about who's the latest and greatest, who's coming to town for a concert, who had a new album out was HIGH on the priority list. At 22, you were probably too old for Shawn Cassidy, but maybe you were into David Cassidy in his heyday?
Anyway, I was posting my observation that pretty much agrees with UK David's comments about why Neil just can't get no respect from "tweener" writers and rock critics. I'm not saying that their attitudes are RIGHT- the crits are simply a product of their times, and hadn't been hit with the revelation that at least some Neil music is fantastic. A lot of them probably still carry the old anti-YDBMF bias, and never were (and still aren't) into that style of music in the first place.