I feel ya, but even Vinnie plays "Hey" pretty mellow when he's doing it acoustic sometimes. It really changes the song, but to me it's more apples/oranges than good/bad.
As for this comp though... It seems like reserving judgment on the whole thing until it's released is a good idea. So far I've half-enjoyed pretty much everything that's been streaming here and there, but nothing seems to strike much of a chord.