It must be really hard to appreciate music when you fault the band for not following your own personal wishes.
Fall Out Boy makes a product for sale. I don't expect them to come to me for advice, but that doesn't mean I can't have hopes for what it will be. I also have been listening to this band since 2003 so there is a certain expectation that comes along with a band. Also, they had worked with Neal Avron on their last three albums which helped catapult them into the success story they've become in the mainstream. Why can't I have wished he was involved in this one because I liked what he did with their sound (yes, they worked with Butch on some previous tracks and pharell for a track).
I am glad Fall Out Boy is back. I give these guys a lot of credit for how they've presented this album. It just doesn't click with me. As I said, this is sort of what I had expected from Patricks solo album, not Fall Out Boy. It is ok for artists to work on or with other artists on different projects that have different sounds (like Manchester Orchestra and Bad Books, or Brian and Ian (with contributions fromAlex) doing The Gaslight Anthem and The Horrible Crowes).