Don't go that far with saying 1989-1991 wasn't outstanding. 2002 was phenomenal. 1989 was an excellent year and i enjoyed Flowers in the dirt. It's very good and i don't think Driving Rain is miles above it. Go back and listen to the tracks, man. There's good stuff on Flowers in the Dirt and some fanstastic songs. The 1989 - 1991 years gave us the tour (first for many), the oratario, and the unplugged album and the concert film. Not too shabby and it was a very good year for those of us who saw Paul lay dormant for a good part of the mid - late 80's.