I'm laughing over here.... because I know Adam's not a saint, and I hope my post didn't go overboard...too much! I know Adam said he "didn't care" about what folks thought about ROF, but I didn't hear sullenness or arrogance in his reply. I just heard him being true to himself and trying to be creative with that genre. I just meant that there's a certain degree of transparency (which is a good thing) with him. He is who he is and because he's comfortable with it, I'm very confortable with it.
I don't like when contestants talk back to the judges. Ugh...very uncomfortable! But I like when they're like David Cook at the finale last year -- when Simon said to David he should have sung Billie Jean again. David just responded that he viewed his time on AI as a progressive experience and he understood what Simon said, but felt he should move on and try new things (I don't have the quote, even though I obsess over DC )