In truth, I do prefer Tool as well, but I think to ignore anything Maynard once you've listened to Tool is a pretty dumb move. He's a genius.
Personally, I do prefer Tool (maybe due to my lack of Mer De Noms xD), but I can still enjoy APC, it'd be silly for me not to. It's all music, and I can enjoy it all the same.
Gah! Actually, what I was trying to say was that she has already died. Sanousuke made it sound like she's still alive. And I love Wings For Marie! They are the best songs on that album. :D
I don't think Judith was written after Judith Marie Keenan's death. She suffered from a stroke and was paralyzed for the rest of her life. It sounds to be like this song was written as she was suffering. Wings for Marie Pt I and II (for those of you have haven't heard these songs I highly reccomend them, they are the best songs on 10,000 Days in my opinion) were written after her death.