I think Cliff was what made Metallica go and it all went downhill after he died. I do like Jason. Not really a solo player, but otherwise he's very good and I like him. I have a conflicting view on him joining Metallica because he made a lot of money, but musically had very little input and I think he's a talented guy who could have used a more interesting band to play with. His previous band was kick ass and went on to have a lot of good albums without him. I actually prefer their first over anything Metallica ever did, to be honest.
lol, I do hate Robert T., sorry. He'll hang his bass low, spread his legs, make a scary face, and play like he just picked up the instrument. His solos if you can call them that, rather attempts, are outright embarrassing. I bring it up because a while ago I said he sucks and some people said he's good. That's fine, I don't care. This sums him up pretty well: