And the idea that it's truly Neil's band is a hard one. I mean, did anyone really ever doubt Neil's dominion over the band, going all the way back to Paul's "two dorks and a dictator" description of CH?
Makes me think of a line in the Something So Strong book about the nature of Paul and Nick's contributions around the time Paul quit - what Paul was mainly doing on the road was increasing the value of Neil's publishing catalog, rather than earning anything much for himself.
It seems reasonable to consider, in all of this, that Neil's work with CH from '07-'16 gave the impression of him having a sentimental attachment to the band that he really doesn't have. Which is fine, I suppose, it just takes us all a while to unwind from that.