They built up so much momentum from 2002-2007. And then they lost it all from 2007.
Liberation Transmission (2006) got to #33 in the US, The Betrayed (2010) was never even released there.
as much as i like them (actually it's my favorite band...ever), you speak the truth. i can't put enough words to explain how disappointed i was when they scrapped the fourth album and ruined their momentum. "Weapons" is decent but they play it too safe this time