I think, you're too hard on Michael. And probably rightfully.
But, you DON'T know (most of you), what really happen and LEFT in the first place (to Real Madrid). In Carra's book, there is a part about that insident and you can quite easily found, that Michael had STRONG problem with Rafa Benitez from the very first training in Mellwood!!! Also, as the rumors saying, in his way to Manchester, Michael called Rafa and asked him if he likes to turn right and head to Liverpool - and Rafa said nothing...
Also, you're supporters, "fans" (from "fanatic"!) and you're see the things from the "fans' point of view" - you're forgeting that these are PROFESSIONAL players, they're doing that for their salary, as job. Any professional, except if he found and started a work by himself (like a store-keeper), he's not "that much attached" to a job and if he thinks it's best for his future, he's changing firms/companies etc.
Also..., no matter what you think, M.Owen didn't "just a paragraph at a push" or a "page" - but a large chapter.
The reason that is SO PAINFULL (we had many great players that left us before, like Rushie or Keegan), is that Michael signed to our WORST RIVALS, the team we hate so much, the ManU sc*ms. That's all about.