The problem I see with misery is that people didn't think it was what it was, and it become too mainstream.
Life is not perfect and when big dollops of time are involved it's very easy to imagine an original focus being watered down - like was pointed out the Photoshopping and hyping was prolly an experience in itself for those some of the fellows on the team, compartmentalization can work like this.
It's possible that without a benign dictator with a solid vision it just evolved the way it did.
boredgunner said he would be doing some tweaking to the difficulty so that should bring in some Missouri and pain
I am having a ball with nice stability and lovely lovely eyecandy and I have just put my own sounds on the radio.. no more "Soul Jar"