You totally did not read anything else I wrote did you?
No, a band should always strive to write great songs and hope singles generate new listeners. I was only commenting on the fact the song got so much success and it is a watered down remake of a song from an older album. If they had released a new song and it had got as much attention I would of liked it more.
The only reason I say I doubt everyone who checked out that song became a long time fan is because the band did not really get much more attention in the mainstreams than the one hit. Its one of those situations where people should of checked the band out but I think if more had than the album would of went gold at least or generated more purchases of future albums.
I think Anberlin should do everything they can to be heard but continue to progress and honestly I think this album progresses on the sound set forth in Cities instead of watering their sound down to be more radio friendly like New Surrender (despite having good songs). Despite its mixed reception I am glad they did release DITWLIAP because it showed progression in a different area. Vital shows the band pushing themselves and why I hope it gets good reviews and sells well I think an album of this caliber is more important than redoing an old song just to bank on a big single (bank as in popularity and not as in cash as Its obvious the band is in it for the music)