I watched Spies all the way out of AMA superbike to MotoGP and really did expect him to end up a world champion there one day. I was a solid fan until the end of last season, when I started realizing he may never make it to the top. Now, this season, he isn't doing any better, sad to see. Still, it takes nothing away from his accomplishments otherwise, and he did win a MotoGP race, many never even make it to that point.
"Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished."
- Lao Tsu