Last year around this time, I was given burned copies of "When Day and Dream Unite" and "Images and Words". These two CDs led me to buy the ENTIRE Dream Theater catalog (minus the imports). At that time people were also talking about Spock's Beard. Now, I'm ready to take the plunge but I guess I'd like to know from fans of both bands on what I can expect. Is the musical style of the bands similar or totally different? Is Spock's Beard as musically proficient as the guys from Dream Theater? I'm gonna start with ONE album, so which one would you guys recommend? I'm Listening!