OK, I agree with you and Chaser in that respect but VR could never achieve GN'R success and I think all the band members - former & present want that more or less & try to reach it to some extent in every project they start. So in this respect VR is a failure for me.
Hehe, yes, if we compare all bands to THE GREATEST BAND EVA, then they all fade in comparison and comes off as utter failures. But seriously, by most normal criteria VR is not a failure, and actually going on hiatus may have been a smart move, I wish more bands would stop while the going is good. I don't see VR as a failure at all.