Without the Epic's entertainment options, why would anyone in their right mind sail on her?? When we were aboard her, I was surprised how many people did not like the three Vegas style shows. I met several people who got up and left The Blue Man Group, as well as being unhappy with the other shows. Perhaps Vegas shows don't work well with some of the average cruising public. Perhaps "gamblers" really are different after all.
A key area (like in Vegas) is after you have seen the show (Wayne Newton excluded) would you really want to go see them a second time? Thus will there be much ship loyalty for Epic? This is supposed to be the big thing for Epic, "The ship for Entertainment".