Jordan Rudess is just awesome, you can see that he genuinely enjoys playing and constantly has a smile on his face.
This just in: Mike Portnoy is still Not in Dream Theater because he decided to leave. SOMEBODY had to take his place so that the band could carry on and we could all continue to enjoy their catalog. Instead of whining and commenting about Mike Mangini not being Mike Portnoy, go leave a positive remark on one of the videos of the 75 projects Mike Portnoy is currently involved in. That is All