Seems you are not one of the 100,000 audio chaps that benefited from Mike Rockwell then. If you saw the changes to Digidesign's Pro Tools in the last two years and learn that he has his hands on Avid now, then anyone who has experience with him or his products are going to invest deep. He's smart, he's fun, he delivers on time, he cuts to the chase, coworkers like him and will go the extra mile to deliver with him. Lastly, he talks to people daily who know what they are doing in the business AND listens.
Now how could an attitude like that help a company like Avid, hummm???????