i know what you mean about metallica. they are still my fav cause of the albums killem all thru garage days revisited & like you said some of justic. ive seen them too and it is a great show.
as far as being whiny - i started to make a thread a few days ago of what a better band they would be if lars () was not in the band. every time he opens his mouth something stupid comes out ever other sentence. you can trace most of their problems, set backs & inner fighting on him...funny considering he is the most replacable member in the band.