I could not agree with you more. I also believe that Oakenfold is treading very close to this same path. He still pulls out something new ... but all in all, he's starting to sound the same.
Don't get me wrong, these two DJ's are were
great and the scene would not have evolved as it has without them. Both Tiesto and Oakenfold have done wonders ... however, they are also done; their music and style has refused change. These two people are one of the major reasons why I passed techno/trance off and have begun listening to what I now listen to.
IMHO the techno/trance hay day ended in the early 2000's when the scene stopped evolving, due partly to these two.
I would challenge anyone to listen to this (http://download.yousendit.com/1D524C5C644D41D0
--- legal download link given by the artist to facebook users that belong to her group) and try to tell me it is bad (and one must give respect when it is due: the mix is by Anne Savage, one of the true pioneers on this style since the early 90's. Yet she has not been phased out. She learned from Oakenfold and played countless gigs with both Oakenfold and Tiesto. Unlike them, she evolved the style; they just stuck with it).
To come full circle, that music is exactly why Alex Kidd sits where he sits today ...