Totally agree. It's like 3 million fans can love it and yet if one critic trashes it they assume it's a failure. I've always loved this band and been proud of them; this is the first time I feel embarrassed and angry about their lack of commitment. Love your avatar, by the way. I'm a big fan of The Young Ones!
This is beyond disappointing. If they really crave relevance they certainly won't get it by waiting 5+ years between albums. At the end of the day the diehards like us are the ones that truly care and pay attention. I'm willing to bet a good portion of the people who downloaded "Invisible" aren't even listening anymore; they've moved on to Lady Gaga or whatever. The teenagers and pop crowd don't care about anything other than the flavor of the month at this point and no artist is going to be able to capture the public's attention for long. The major fan base of hardcore fans like ourselves are sadly the last people the band seems interested in, which is a shame.