While I don't agree with things he's done in his personal life, he is an amazing filmmaker. I read his autobiography, and he lived through some heartbreaking times. Quite frankly, I think he had an amazing early life and he doesn't whine about how bad his life was like so many other celebrities do (totally unrelated pet peeve--particularly fueled by the fact that many of them haven't had any worse a life than us "regular" people).
Well, I'm a bit tired, so I hope I'm not rambling too much, but I felt it was time to say hi and remark on a very gifted filmmaker.
**edit--I forgot to mention that I had the priviledge of seeing Fearless Vampire Killers on the big screen back in '89. I was so excited!