KPM, I agree with what all you said except for the economical situation. As early as 2005 some businesses were starting to complain that banks weren't giving loans, which was a major obstical that Silelrman and th company had to overcome and never could. I do agree that they dropped the ball and never knew what to do with the land that they aquired. To me, it seems that they wanted to go real big but then backed off and now have no idea how to get the ball rolling again. All I have seen or heard is talk and no walk.
Albert, I agree as well. However, we must take into account that Elvis was already a business ahead of performer or entertainer long before he died. When Parker entered the picture in 1956 Elvis became a machine operated by Parker and his staff. If you take a step back and look at how EPE is ran it's no different than how Parker ran the business when Elvis was alive. No different at all. If anyting it's actually better which isn't saying much. I think the human being gets lost in all of the glitz and glamour of his image. Therefor his music gets pushed aside.
Remember Elvis said himself, "the image is one thing and a human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image".