I have a similar feeling too SF. Soon as you mentioned it briefly in another thread a long time ago, it has been playing on me. But the problem would be higgins, we know how amazing he is.
But something i dont agree on SF, is that id actually like him to do well
Its just a shame dale drew him first round
My main problem with Ronnie is the constant v-signs he shows to his fans out there. From deliberately trying to deny the paying public a 147 on a whim, to walking out of matches half-way through as he's played a bad shot, to continually and consistenly pulling out of tournaments without any reason other then he can't be bothered to go, to referring to the World Championships as 'boring'. I am mellowing on Ronnie though. Whereas I used to be angry that he'd treat a sport I love with such contempt, I know just find it boring and tiresome.
If fans want to love a guy, who so constantly acts like he hates them back, then that's their right. But his personality puts him off me. Which is a shame as his play is so phenomenal.