Agree on November Rain...best GnR song !!
I'm a diehard GNR fan so I could go on about this for hours (just ask Spoon...he knew me way back when), but I'll have to disagree with you guys on this one.
I always thought Don't Cry captured a lot more raw emotion than November Rain did. I guess each of the songs try to capture different moods, so that probably makes a difference. And November Rain certainly has its moments as an emotional ballad (Slash did some better solos, but they're few and far between). I guess at times it felt overproduced to me...too many layers, maybe. Don't Cry always just resonated a little more with me.
I saw the video for Paradise City the other night on VH1 Classic...I forgot how good that song was, too. That's the amazing thing about the Appetite for Destruction album to me. It's almost 20 years old, but they could release it today and it would still sell just as many copies as it did then.