You know, there is always the option of ignoring things you don't like. I dunno... maybe I'm crazy.
To say Eddie Van Halen "relentlessly shreds" and "has no talent" is mind-boggling. I put him up there with Charlie Parker, Jaco Pastorius, Jimi Hendrix and even Mozart. All of them introverts, all of them battled with drugs and alcohol due to inability to cope with social situations (typical of talented artists) and all of them changed the face of music in their time and innovated their respected instruments. You either like Van Halen or not. But to say he has no talent is incredible.