**Modern in this topic is ~1995-Present(2008)**
Here is my argument(s)
1.) The DLC ratio of Classic Rock vs Modern Rock is about 3:1
-You can read it here or on may other forums. You can even tell by using the unofficial DLC charts. The people want Modern Rock more than Classic Rock. Classic Rock is good. I enjoy listening to it, and playing it. Do not try and argue that point. I have downloaded plenty of Classic Rock, and I am extremely satisfied with it.
-You will argue that the song selection is just about equal for both eras.
That brings me to my next argument
2.) The song selection is about equal in quantity, but not in quality
-The numbers might be equal, but the two eras are not getting the same treatment. We are getting numerous songs that people know and enjoy from the Classic Rock side. But we get a smattering of Modern Rock songs that are nowhere near the popularity of the Classic Rock songs
Lets take a look, shall we?
While Classic Rock is getting Lynard Skynard, The Police, Boston, the Grateful Dead, Rush, and Black Sabbath. The 80's have Foreigner, Judas Priest, Metallica, Rush, and The Police. Modern Rock is Getting FreezePop, Jon Coulton, Count Zero, Bang Camaro, and the Mother Hips, etc.
Sure, there have been modern bands for DLC. What no one takes into account is that the Classic Rock bunch is getting alot of music that they know and can sing/play along to . . . songs they heard, and still hear on the radio and were/are mainstream. Meanwhile, the Modern Rock bunch is getting Indie/Garage/non-mainstream bands.
When you combine the 3:1 ratio with the fact that most of the modern songs that we have been getting getting come nowhere close to the quality of the classic songs . . . it does not make sense.