One more point. I am in the same vein as Autodiktatosaurus. If the history of the period doesn’t inspire me then it’s dead to me. For example the least interesting period for me is Dark Ages. Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Miserigoths, Gepids, wepids, lipids, limpids, aphids, vandals, handles, Darryls and his other brother Darryl … The thin, smelly, fur-clad line has no interest for me. Others love it, but not me.