I've been fortunate enough to meet Misha and Alex at both Periphery shows that I went to. I even used to chat with Misha on AIM way back in the day before he had all the exposure he has now. Both these guys were extremly friendly and seemed happy to be talking to a fan. Alex and I talked about all sorts of things, gear, influences and all that kids at the show who didn't know who Kittie were. Whether you like the band or not, the genre, whatever, they are doing it for the love of music and in the end what more can you ask from an artist? Hats off to Misha, Alex and the rest of Periphery for what they've accomplished. After all, they are in a spot that I'm sure most of us wish we were in.