....get a grip man. It's all Rossi's fucked up this, and Rossi has fucked up that.
Rossi hasn't fucked up the Ducati, the Ducati has been a pile of shit for many years, every rider has complained about it, and only one rider who has sat on the bloody thing has been able to ride around/over/though the bikes obvious handling woes.
Granted, during Rossi's tenure many many changes have been made to the Desmo, and none of them seems to have made the bike perform any better where it appears it's always been lacking.
You cannot knock the riding pedigree of Ducati's current or previous riders. Stoner, Capirex, Melandri, Hayden, Rossi. All previous world champs at GP level (some multiple times), yet none of them have been able to ride the thing how they want...with the exception of one man.
The focus should be on Ducati fixing a fundamentally broken motorcycle so that 99% of riders can ride it as Felipo intended, not maintaining a flawed design so that 1% of riders can ride it.
By all means, get Bayliss (or whoever) back on the bike to provide some proper feedback by testing it at or near the same level Rossi/Hayden ride at. It's obvious to me that Franco and Vito don't ride it that hard in testing, or they would be experiencing the same problem as Rossi/Hayden. Don't blame the racers, blame the test riders. If they were riding it hard enough in testing the would find the same issues as the racers, and could hand the thing back at the end of the session and say to Felipo "you know what mate, it's still a pile of shit" and save everyone some time (and arguments on here, maybe!).