Absolutely spot-on appraisal of the situation and (and more indirectly) of the music too.
Fripp is an artist with rare integrity. This not only shows in his music but in his approach to his audience as well. He requires and deserves support from all like minded artists of whatever field. His commitment to live music and his honest approach to the "creativity ownership" principle - not to mention the quality of any material released from the D.G.M. stable needs to be applauded very loudly..........a bit like how any Crimson should be listened to really............VERY LOUDLY INDEED ! ! !
One point of contention though...........I would hardly say that either "Starless" or "Red" were muted affairs given the technology that was available when these albums were first recorded and even digital remastering wouldn't be able to get rid of ALL the percieved flaws.
Imagine if artists of gravitas like the Beatles, Pink Floyd or King Crimson were going into the studios to record their masterworks now with todays gizz-mo's, toys and computer wizardry.............just imagine !