i don't see why should one stop 'whining' if he provides viable arguments for his standpoint; it's up to you to question them, rather than discourage us for having an opinion (and i'm pretty certain that 5 years from now, no one is going to regard 'personality' as a 'pure classic'). paul is atm definitely one of the top djs imo, but he needs to alter his approach to producing just a little (see below). and i'm not even asking for 'pretentious'/'intelligent' techno or whatever someone might call it; after all, scuba was 'raised' on some other grounds. for example, just take a look at locked groove's material on hotflush, which sounds relatively simple, but has been spot-on so far. although, if that [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75gViBUMHd8]airplane track[/url] from boiler room last night is scuba's unreleased stuff (and it really sounds like him), i'm ready to take back some of the things i said earlier.
i can't say scuba is one of the most overrated edm artist atm, because i really like him and recognize his potential (tbh, tracks aren't that bad qualitywise), but his output in 2012 is massively underwhelming in comparison to other hotflush artists, for starters. his recent music sounds borderline cheesy and seems like it's made for 'special' moments of some big techno events i. e. it almost has zero 'home listening' value, which is essential for me. that's simply because his production completely lacks thoughtfulness and it's like he's only doing it for fun. he once said that his current style is part of getting rid of those fans who keep whining about him turning his back on dubstep. i really don't know where's he going with this, but i think it would be time to stop fucking around and start making some more serious and insightful techno soon.
I like that he's changing up his style from album to album, but I think he does garage and dubstep better than house and techno (or at least so far). It would be cool to see him go for more of a mix between the two styles on his next album, like his awesome DJ Kicks mix.
you don't want an artist releasing the same album again and again, which is why personality and adrenalin are a success. the disparity between triangulation and personality is likeable, somewhat, to BoC's music has the right to children and the campfire headphase.