How are any of Eminems albums the same other than Maybe TSSLP and TMMLP he made major changes?
As for touring he just doesnt want to do it, he just does odd dates at festivals if he wanted to tour im pretty sure he could round up a few people to attend(just like the 80,000 he rounded up here in 05 til he cancelled)
The Eminem Show IMO was his most complete work, including the production on that. He grew up, and still kept his wit. REcovery was just an attempt at The Eminem Show again and tried to be even more grown up, except after Relapse people (including me) found that whole album corny and forced. Relapse was just Eminem back to his SSLP persona, but his listeners actually grew up during retirement, so they found it hard to even believe that Eminem would still be rapping about the same sh*t.
As for your touring point, so we are meant to believe a so called GOAT, who has made such an impact and influenced the hip hop culture doesn't even wanna tour? This mean to be the so called "king".
I'll say it again, I have nothing against Eminem, he is a great lyricist, that is not debatable. Serious hip hop fans give Em his respect when it comes to skill, its the casual hip hop fans (and the people that buy his albums), who may not necessarily even be into hip hop but still like him because he is their great white hope and the template for what rap should be, hence why you have stanley's on this site complaining about Kanye's rapping, Jay's so called ABC flow etc.
Props though for discussing at least and not just name calling.