My main concern going into the episode was whether anyone would take Ray to task for his less-than-charitable views on the working class, and I was mollified when Ben (it was Ben, right? I still have a bit of trouble keeping everyone straight...) did so more capably than I could ever manage.
Granted, you guys did a pretty good job of persuading me on "Shangri-La", but even aside from that song there's a general nastiness to Ray's worldview that taints a lot of his later work for me (ie. "Ducks on the Wall", "Juke Box Music", etc.), and I've long wondered how people can refer to him as a champion of the common man or "the greatest humanist in rock" (the old Starostin site) when I perceive more ivory-tower contempt from him than I ever have from, say, Roger Waters.
P.S. looking at the old Kinks pages in the WRC, Cap'n Marvel seems to be the only one who called Ray out on a lot of this stuff. Whatever happened to that guy?