Your absolutly right with people being blinded by love for rossi, altho, if there ever was a racer to instigate this, he's the man. Stoner is still young and fairly arrogant (as all young racers are - if your not, you get swallowed up on customer bikes, not factory ones), he's been stuck on the slower bikes on the grid all his life, now he gets the fastest, god is he gonna be defensive about everything he does with it. what most people will also fail to look upon is that, that desmo is HIS bike, its not marco's. they changed it early on in the season to make it more accessable, but failed, so they reverted back to the winning formula. Its the same for rossi, that M1 is his bike, the same as the old 999R was bayliss' bike. When you are the pinacle of what your doing, you HAVE to be defensive, lets face it, people have been on his back all last and this season. i hope he never reads these sites cos he'd realise how blind people are to how much rossi winges when he doesnt win. look at some facts, he only went to yamaha cos they paid twice as much as HRC, if he wanted the best bike, the RCV211 was by far the best bike out there. and lets not forget the mega tantrum he farted out with in 2007 when he swapped to bridgestone, and now, with THAT corkscrew maneuver, which he'd of condemmed if someones else did it (which he did the whole time at assen "riders using run off to cut back in spoils racing"), should of pulled back behind stoner, that kinda annoyed me. I hope stoner wins it this year, looking at the gap he's having to rectify, and how much he's pulled away from where he was, i think he's got momentum to do it!