Do you feel that the departure of Mike Portnoy influenced any change in DT music? I was really into DT during their first 4 albums (impressionable high school years) but over time lost interest. I agree more or less with @Valolilol that while technically incredible, there's usually so much going on and not enough "something" (which I can't describe well enough) to keep me engaged and listening. Will have to spend some time with their recent work. If they haven't already been mentioned in this thread, Rush remains for me the benchmark of Progressive master musicians who create music that is easily approachable but craft tunes that stay with you (over many years).