So what you're saying is they should just conform and write an album opener that's similar to every other bands'?? Not sure I get that one. Besides 4 out of 6 songs on TTBDF were over 4 minutes long... including JSYNII, which was the album opener... and Your Song was just 3 seconds shy. And TTBDF never gets crap for its long songs... at least not that I've seen. In fact, most of them are universally praised by Mayday fans.
It's a matter of opinion and my opinion is that I dislike it. I'd also like to add that I've been a big fan for years and cannot sit through most of Tales Told. Sorry dude.