Good post, and let's not forget Lance as well.
During their careers both Brian and Lance were subjected to criticisms in the harshest terms on this very board, which I at the time believed were both unfair on the substance and unduly pejorative.
I have seen recently a few posters here and there offer mea culpas, however.
This year has been the sweetest vindication for both of them. It is not often that such backbiting critics are so completely exposed as fools.