They are a band I feel will forever be compared to their debut releases; regardless if they progress in a positive or negative way.
The best example I could give would have to be NFG. They progressed in a great way I thought on Coming Home but the majority of their fans didn't agree, now they make music that sounds like their old stuff, but it isn't a progression.
Some bands can't win, but I agree with you.
You need to simmer down a bit. This is a conversation. There's no need to take any of this personally.
All I'm trying to say, is that even Simple Plan showed signs of progression in the four albums they put. Does that mean they're the best band on earth? Absolutely not. But by the time they put out their self-titled record, you could tell they were trying a little bit.
I personally own all of All Time Low's records. I just think bands should try and mature a bit with their fanbase. They're not 17 year-olds anymore.