Top roping is alright nich, it is the first step towards lead climbing, and I would put that on the same level as bouldering, even though I haven't really tried it properly before.
And look at these guys, they are doing top roping and i wouldn't say what they do is "lame" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBi22AKvsK0
Fridge, do you climb often? And if so what kind of routes do you climb?
Haven't heard of Dan Osman before, but just searched for some of his stuff on youtube and it seems he passed away in 1998, which was before I started climbing. But he seems pretty good from the few things I've just watched.