Good job on the letter.
I remember going over to a friend's house just after The Wall album was released. I was in middle school.
After listening to the album only once, and a fairly casual listening at that, I thought it was the most depressing thing I had ever heard.
I remember going home feeling depressed. I thought whoever wrote those songs must be suicidal.
Not that I don't appreciate Pink Floyd or Roger Waters as very talented artists.
But their inspiration comes from some place I'd rather not be.
Perhaps you had more sense than I did in middle school!