I enjoy the laid-back vibe of it all; the chorus like someone said explodes and definitely catches my ear. Can't understand why anyone wants them to sound like their first cd; save for a few songs, that was one of the most generic "pop-punk" releases when it came out. Not saying their new stuff is completely different, but it's definitely a good progression.
Yeah, i actually really like their progression. John just needs to sit down and write some better lyrics for those catchy melodies of his.