Robert was my favorite that year...the only year I actually endured the screaming crowds by going to the tour. (I hate loud noise and crowds...it was brutal, but my hub was photographing it for a magazine so I kind of had to go.) Robert actually came in 3rd after Lauren (whatever happened to her?) and Kent, so he must have appeal to some. Each to their own-of course. I liked him on TV and I was very impressed with him live. I think some people just look better in person. Variety is the spice of life!