I agree! A trip to Graceland really made me like him more. He was a "mans man", if that makes sense. Cool as hell toys everywhere! (guns, motorcycle, go carts, etc...) He also comes across as a very honest nice person....Well, maybe with the exception of Elvis. I don't think I could turn off anything like that. He's the most fascinating person I've ever met who wasn't evil incarnate.
This can be said of the thousands of driven, intelligent and talented people that made it to stardom, but couldn't survive it because they became self-destructing. Think Michael Jackson, Curt Cobain, Janice Joplin, etc.The irony is that the same force that made him a unique drummer and showman is the same that led to his destructive behavior; at least he went quietly in his sleep.