I was really looking forward to FIF coming out, but a bit cautious due to it being the first full album with Derek. In short, I was let down at the time. Saw them live on that tour (at the maritime hall, SF) and eventually some stand out tracks from that album grew on me: "New Millennium" is one of my favorite DT songs, and then "You Not Me," "Peruvian Skies," "Hell's Kitchen," "Lines In The Sand" are all really good, while "Trial Of Tears" is probably the most traditionally "DT" sounding (for dt up to that point, coming from their sound on ACOS & Awake) song on the album; definitely has a bit of I&W feeling to it in parts. All that said, there are some severe weak points on this album as they tried hard to go commercial, and their ballads got super sappy. Derek definitely swayed them a bit toward a different sound with FIF, no doubt about it. As for their newer albums, after Scenes From A Memory they just seemed like a very different band and I stopped following their album releases very closely. Only recently did I bother to pick up 6DOIT. Their last two albums show them going in directions that I'm not all that crazy about.