Regardless of all discussion of musical direction and which album is best, I cannot be more thankful for Linkin Park's existance. After all these years, they're still my favourite band. They make me smile, they inspired me to play music beyond strict piano lessons...They are the catalyst to my musical being. It was like a life long dream to be able to look Mike Shinoda in the eyes and tell him that he inspired me beyond what words could say. Linkin Park forever!