^ I agree about George Michael, I think he would have been a better fit, and I think the music would have been more innovative with his input. Rodgers is a straight up blues rock singer, always has been. I'm a fan of him in his own right, but I don't want Queen to sound like Free with Brian May playing guitar.
It was too close at the time though, they were never going to undertake something like this at that time of the tribute concert, it's taken 15 years to get to the point of recording together in any meaningful way.
I agree largely with what you have said actually, except that I think I enjoyed the album in it's own right more than you, but it ain't a Queen album. Although that jaunty little solo in Call Me was the one point that made me think classic
Brian May, it sounded like something from Dreamer's Ball or Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon.
Oh, and I think We Believe is a really good song.