You say you have a popular opinion... and then link to a thread containing a whopping 9 people who voice their dislike for the album, one of which is yourself, and three of which were just whining about how they wanted the old sound back. Not the best example, haha.
Just to be clear, I don't think you're wrong. From where I stood, the reception of Pioneer
seemed pretty even on both positive and negative sides, you're not necessarily wrong in saying a ton of people share your opinion. I just expected to click that link and see like 10 pages of people just relentlessly shitting on it.