I think the attention he craved (like Mairi said) would have been satisfied in the early days before they made it huge. He always referred to those days as the time that they made 'real' music. Then to go from a leather rock and roller to a suited, packaged product, he played the game well, sticking with the image. But fame, power and influence came quickly and massively. Now the rebel was a nice, clean moptop. I think he resented being 'sold out', and his resentment started showing fairly early on, the lyrics to 'I'm a Loser' tell a huge story. Once he got lambasted for the 'Christ' comment, a thousand trips of acid and one Yoko later, he just let it out. The Rolling Stone interview with Jann Wenner, he let the world know that he was a pretty angry guy. Hating his music, insisting that he couldn't remember what song was on what album, etc. Tried doing the domestic thing, but he was a tormented soul no matter what, and its hard to put yourself in his position. There were only 3 other people that could possibly understand what the experience was. People in their early 20s are still discovering who they are, and they never had that luxury. I think he was pretty much always in hell, and I hope he is resting in peace. Amen.