For any hardcore GnR fan, was it all worth the wait? My answer is no, but thats not to its a bad album. Any GnR fan wanting the sound of the original line up, forget it, this is not the sound of GnR as we use to know it. Having said that it is an underated album, there are some very good songs on the album. Musically its not a flowing album. there are some good songs with excellant musically arrangements, but there are also some songs with excellant lyrics and not so good musical arrangements. Or is that the genuis of Axl, some song showing some briallance and some songs not so brillant. Overall it is worth a listen. For the hard core GnR fan it might not be what your expecting, but putting aside all the history of GnR, I think it would be easier for every GnR fan to think Chinese Democracy is Axl Rose first solo album, which in that case it was worth the wait.