- Creative Differences: These are what got Scheenier Ramirez kicked out. Subverted with Mike Castro (who had just had a kid and wanted to settle down), Armen Koroghlian (who had had his fill of touring and also had a shitty boss that often kept him from touring), and Ian Bainbridge (who had just gotten a new job that involved lots of per diem/traveling with very little notice).
- Promoted Fanboy: Shane Jost was a big fan of the band well before he joined.
- Write What You Know: "Fragmented Perception" was written about Shane Jost's hatred of working retail.
Trivia / Cognitive