I totally agree, Mikey!
You might be interested in an upcoming album called 'In Chances of Light' by i'Anson, which is basically a Scottish singer-songwriter called Hugh Carswell with a few guest musicians, including Steve on drums throughout. I have heard some of the music and am not totally convinced overall, but it's great to hear Steve on real drums again. Check out http://iansonmusic.com/
for more details. Hugh also blogged about the process of getting Steve to play on the album, and working with him remotely, which is quite an interesting read: http://ianson.wordpress.com/2011/05/...-steve-jansen/