Excellent points.I find myself listening to the older live shows or Japanese cds of the older lps. Sony released a guitar legend Caravanserai this year that is an awesome recording.Maybe Carlos' age and thinking is slowing down now? He has the stamina to tour though. I wish he toured less and spent more creative time in the studio with some new band members or something.I doubt he NEEDS more income to live well.It is sad and frustrating to see what is happening. Are the abilities and potential slipping away, disappearing for good?