I want to see less "mainstream" bands at Wacken myself, however the core bands do serve a good purpose that many are overlooking. Many newbies like my 13 year old Nephew got into Metal on those types of bands, they were his entry point. He has since moved past them and is into more true, and non Trendy metal (he's 15 now). He even loves classic hard rock and metal like Zeppelin, Sabbath etc. If it had not been for the mainstream shit, he would have probably never gotten into Metal at all. It was the same in the 80s with the Glam bands, many Metal fans started out on that stuff and graduated on to harder stuff. And by the way, I am NOT a hardcore or Metal Core fan, but I have seen Hatebreed live and they suprised the hell out of me and did a great show. Remember this, the Wacken promoters need to make money to keep this thing alive, and face it, appealing to a larger audience helps them do just that. If you dont care for As I lay dying, go to another stage during their set and watch another band perform. that's the beauty of Wacken. Cheers!