What do you think of the Blaze Bayley records? Neither is really an Iron Maiden album: I haven't heard either in a very long time but The X Factor I found dreary, long, and hookless (with nasty cover art, too) but I thought with Virtual XI that that lineup was beginning to figure it out. Obviously Bruce and Adrian came back and that was that but it would have been interesting to see how the Bayley Iron Maiden would have gone. I'm basically alone in liking that album though.
Obligatory mention of the Dance of Death cover art and the masked boy standing on the wolf. Have downloaded but haven't heard any of the post-Dance albums.