actually, i don't like metallica anymore. sure they did inspire me to play the guitar, but no, i don't have any respect for them anymore. i won't see their shows if it was for $5.
hetfield - tries to act like he's in his 20s with korn and LImp. midlife crisis
hammett - he just sucks at his solos now. soooo sloppy.
ulrich - i thought he was a good drumer, but after listening to hardcore (miserysignals branden morgan, a friend of mine), ulrich sucks.
as for newsted and burton, they still rock. i don't care too much for the new guy, ozzy wans't my thing. mod rules on the other hand...