I don't get the amount of hate TBS get on every single AP post. They've never been the best live, but I would say they have been a lot better lately compared to the past 3 or so years.
I'm really excited about their new album. :)
I've seen them 11 times or so since 2003 and its been a range of venues from amphitheaters to clubs to warped tour and they've had mixed shows but i saw them on this past tour in Rochester in october and it was the best performance i've seen from them since 2003. They played a great set, sounded awesome and the way the mood was and my state of mind i was brought back. also, recordings of dvds never compare to if you were attending imo.
instrument wise it sounds very clean, i wouldn't be surprised if they overdubbed guitar tracks a little. its good video production though, its cool having a jib shot.