I can't argue with the statements made in the original post other than the comment about the setlist. I'm sure the band has retained full artistic control over their shows, such that they're the ones deciding what songs they're playing. Other than that, I'd say your general discussion about pricing is pretty spot on.
Biggest mistake they're making in the whole scenario, though, is that they continue to price GA tickets well BELOW what the market is willing to pay. I'm pretty sure that this is a band decision, not a Live Nation decision. That forces some of the tickets for seats into th