All these feelings, pro and con, about Moon came rushing into my head recently while reading Pete Townsend's recently published memoir, Who I Am
Pete makes it very clear that although he considered Moon to be the
drummer for The Who the minute he first heard him, by the end of Moon's life Pete just wished he'd go away, both as a person and a musician. When he writes of Moon's death he never expresses any sorrow or, for that matter, any feeling at all on the subject, and he goes on to say that he was much more comfortable playing with the band without Moon's drumming "crowding" him.
All in all, I found his attitude appalling.
If anyone's interested, I've posted a very short review of Townsend's book on my website, here: http://tvwriter.net/?p=7804
And, yeah, it's a very negative one too. Sorry.