I will never understand why so many people disliked YOTBR. I've always thought that NWFT was their weakest album; YOTBR was a solid album from front to back (not their best album though).
I don't think people hate YotBR as much as they hate the fact that an album with a lot of potential and great song ideas got ruined by one of the worst, most misguided production jobs in modern rock history. It's second only to dredg's Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
in terms of a band a (pair of) producer(s) being mismatched.