Yes, I've listened to and watched Phish many times over the years. I think they're nice guys and decent musicians but terrible improvisers and absolutely god-awful song writers. I wish I did like it more, but I just don't. I like and listen to lots of different music, from rock to classical, but haven't been able to develop a taste for Phish. Oh well!
I've seen Phish a few times and my overall assessment is once again they are good if not very good musicians, but their tunes are too bubble gummy for me. I have to admit that I had fun at their shows. When they play covers that is cool, I mean pulling out Little Feat's Mercenary Territory, that was awesome! For my money however, give me Furthur every time.
Jeff Chimenti blows any one of them off the stage.
Just a cup of cold coffee