Wow I'm impressed by Macca.
Wait, why does complexity of drum performances matter? That only is related to the tech skill criteria right? I fear for lists which overly weight tech stuff...IMO having Ringo below Carey/Portnoy would be like having Joe Satch jump Gilmour or something, or Levin jump Bruce (as I stated).
Starr 'maybe' beats Portnoy and Carey in innovation? WTF? What did Portnoy innovate?
Starr pwns Portnoy and Carey in influence, it's a squash. Gets squashed in tech skill. SAFELY beats Port in innovation I'd think, and Carey too even. Versatility...Ringo pwns Portnoy no? Don't know Carey that well. Creativity I'd honestly give Ringo over Portnoy though most would disagree.
Let's forget about Carey for a minute: How in hell does Port beat Starr if the criteria are weighted evenly? Or does tech skill count for more or something?
It's time for A Criteria Breakdown
Creativity- Portnoy (by a little bit, Starr wasn't that creative he had the same beat in many songs over and over again)
Wait a minute, you're on to something here. If there is a tie then winner goes to influence. STARR BEATS PORTNOY
Wait until thejew does a breakdown of his own then maybe it will stand
And also, I have to admit that Ringo was held back with The Beatles because the band's technical skills were not that advanced.