Your comment was only subjective. You couldn't propose it as an 'objective truth' because it would be impossible for you to do so. Even now you talk about how music "for most people" would lose a "crucial" part of its value if they were "robbed" of melody. Do you see how loaded your proposition is? You're practically projecting your own values on music and somehow expect it to be received in an objective manner, and once again using the 'popular' as a way to justify your previous statement. Good harmony does not require good melody TH. If one person out of a million enjoys a spectral composition then that harmony is as valid as 'three blind mice'. Why is it so difficult for you to retract a statement which simply doesn't hold up? Or amend it even?