Well, I just couldn't hold it any longer, it's what I've been seeing over few past years (from Lucifer, tbh and Immortal Song hit me really hard). You are right they are not saying a word about personal problems and more personal thoughts, yet there is some thorn that makes me feel uncomfortable.
Plus, I really hated with flames of thousands hells the latest promotion that SMEnt did overusing JongKey again. Jong was out of focus and I had the impression he'd rather be someplace else. But I maybe overinterpret this guy, I don't know. I give SHINee 3 years more as the group the most. They will soon hit the DBSK complex and SMEnt or not, that won't be nice. (btw. I read the contracts in SHINee vary from 5-13 years, and those numbers left me a bit curious, yeah.
You know maybe more details?)
Of course others improved too (mainly Taemin), but here's the thing... when I finally started to realize I'd like to see them going separate ways, I couldn't imagine anyone as a full solo singer. The voice - OK, but there is no presence of the artist (if you can make something out of my confused mind), except for Jong and Onew. Onew could be like Alex - mellow ballad singer which I like but don't love. He'd be fine on his own in his own niche.
Jonghyun is another story, he's way too independent in his own artistic bubble, and he has the persona of a solo artist, I think he'd be fine. It's visible in his solos during concerts. He may not be the first to leave, but he may be the reason for the split.
I know concerts are meant for fans, so they are all smiles and jokes, yet their solos during concerts say a lot about their own mindsets.
For the sake of fans, I hope nothing happens, and I know I'm greedy saying all this about disbanding, it is greed, but I'd love to see Jonghyun developping as a full-blooded artist that he is.
I'm glad you won't murder me, yet I got 3 "nice" messages on tumblr already.
As for INFINITE, RK is a mistake, huge, irreversible mistake. They are undisciplined, messy kids who have absolutely no idea how the world works, and they are absolutely unprepared to go solo, whether they like it or not. They will vanish quickly on their own. They need few more years of hardworking like SHINee did for them to be taken under the consideration of critics. Now they don't mean that much in such voracious industry.
Oh well, it's all my speculations, and they may fool us in interviews and appearances. I usually don't miss with judging people, but those are 5 derps, so...