No worries uap. I hope everything is okay. Feel free to call me or email me if you need to talk.
I was not a fan of Bill's from book one. Eric always seemed more interesting, charismatic, funny, intelligent, etc. (IMO). The only way I would compare Shaz to Bill is if Shaz becomes addicted to vamp blood and rapes Lex in a fit of addiction.
And, I can't compare Arys to Eric either. Eric has a job, a title, and doesn't kill people at random. Honestly Arys scares me (killing virgins, etc.) and his sexual tastes are little too broad for me. Yeah, he is hot. But, I don't think he is a well-defined character as Eric is. However, it seems the next book may focus more on him and his past. So, we shall see.
It is a good thing we have the freedom of choice as Trina does give us a lot of options.