I've always felt bad when Portnoy caught shit from people in the past, I just didn't see the big deal and what made him such a bad guy. Back in the AOL days he used to have an e-mail chain that he'd post in/talk to fans, or his forum, he was always really open and communicative, the only thing that changed was that his comments somewhere became "newsworthy". Even during the DT split, I didn't think he did anything stupid (in the media) or was trying for attention, he was just getting it because no alt-rock singers were touching kids or trying to hire hitmen during that time.
But really? Is this dude that unhappy with the way things are going in his life that he's got to rant about a fucking t-shirt from a band HE quit. It's been long enough that the media stopped mentioning the whole DT split when talking about Winery Dogs and then he does something like this to bring it all up again.
"Somebody came to my signing today wearing a 'Dramatic Turn Of Events' shirt....REALLY??? Couldn't find a DT shirt from 1985-2010? Please try to use some sensibility/sensitivity when choosing a shirt for an MP event."
"Waaaaahhhh, I quit Dream Theater....waaaahhhh......Dramatic T-shirt, waaaaah wah wahhhhh"