I'm not sorry for saying this, but the judges IMO are not too mean to some people. Can you believe the nerve of some to think that they can sing when they don't have an ounce of ability? We are in a generation where being honest is considered to be mean. Everyone has a gift, but each person's gift may be different. Some people can sing, some can be taught to sing, and some people just can not sing. That is just reality. I suck at baseball, but you don't see me pitching a fit about being told that I should leave the game alone. I play to enjoy myself. You will never see me on Baseball Idol. I know my limits.