Biggest complaint - They released the album AFTER many of the tickets went on sale. I was confident the album was going to be great, as they 2 songs they released at that point were both excellent. But I paid $330 to do Meet and Greet and get front row at Los Angeles, and had to buy these BEFORE the album went on sale. Boy was I let down when the CDs arrived and I listened to the other 32 "songs". In the end, I was left with a 5 solid songs on a 34 song album. This would have been acceptable if those five songs lasted more that a few minutes apiece, instead it amounted to 30 minutes of listenable DT.
Second biggest complaint - They chose to play this inferior album in its entirety, and nothing else.
Third biggest complaint - The Meet and Greet photography quality/distribution was a total joke. The lady who shot the photos in LA appeared to have a decent SLR camera, but obviously had no idea how to use it. Part of the reason for paying big $$$ to meet the band is to get a nice photo with them, and this is 2016, and what did we get? A low resolution, poorly exposed, completely shoddy photo. I went to 2 previous Meet and Greets in LA for DT, in 2008, and in 2014, and shockingly, the photo quality of this year's event was inferior to both of those previous events! Uh, how could this be? And you can't even download a high-resolution version from the SmugMug website either, so you are forced to "hope" that the prints you order turn out better than the download, which this year, sadly, they don't. Mr. Petrucci, PLEASE tell that person to get a clue about taking photos, because for this fan, a photo of that quality after spending $330 to see and meet you all was, this year anyway, was a major disappointment.
Fourth complaint - This guy Myung is a tool, plain and simply. Look buddy, we are PAYING you to play music and entertain us, and in this case, with the Meet and Greet, we are PAYING to meet you. You act like your mom just died and we are all a burden to you. Would it hurt to SMILE? Next time please don't even bother to come to the Greet like Neal Peart, another guy too good for his fans. It is such a shame as DT is my favorite band, and the reality is that only 2 of the 5 guys are really very personable, the other being Petrucci.
By far the coolest dude of the bunch is Mangini. What a great personality and he obviously values his fans. That was the highlight for me of the entire night, having a few words with that man.