I completely understand your point, but then he brings a 40 years old keyboard and sax player like Terrace Martin on tour, the same guy who's producing his new album....i know the drummer has a pivotal role (especially live), but look at Stanley Clarke...he always brings young musicians with him on tour (from drummers like Ronald Bruner Jr. and Mike Mitchell to pianists like Beka Gochiashvili). I know Vinnie can pretty much play everything, but c'mon.....it's about time to let the young cats play.
I def get that point of view and hear ya and agree on some levels. Sadly I also have a 25 year love affair with Vinnie so he can do no wrong for me. But sure, I would love to see Chris Dave, Mark Guillana, Dafnis Prieto, I can think of a bunch of guys that would absolutely dazzle me on the throne. But you would be hard pressed to find someone as well rounded and capable as Vinnie. Uch Im intolerable fan boi, please excuse lol.