This. I thought when they kind of re-emerged with Ursa that we were in for at least semi regular releases from them but that came out in what, 2008? And they talk about how they are recording every 6 months it seems... gah I'm just very frustrated. Fuck Stephen's lyrical writer's block. It'd be one thing if that last record wasn't great, but I really liked it a lot.
Also, in my experience they've been great live; I saw them in 2010 or 2011 I want to say and they were fantastic, one of the best shows I've ever been to. Saw them again last year and it was still good so I don't buy into any of that about how they're no good since Tony left or how Stephen can't sing. Great set, great sound.