People just can't get over the fact that it is different than their previous albums. Many of these same fans love the self-titled even though it is more like New Again than any previous TBS album. Songs like Summer, Man, Everything Must Go, Carpathia, and Where My Mouth Is are up there with any songs in TBS's discography.
I don't think TBS has put out a bad record. I like both records I'm comparing just think the inclusion of John and Sean make TBS fans but on the nostalgia blinders.