You start by saying they're more hype than anything, diss them because of their fans and their attitude, then go on to state you enjoyed their record? What the fuck is wrong with you? The band sounds exactly the same live as on album, and their live show is intense. What more could you ask from a pop punk band?
The album was good for a debut LP from a pop-punk band, definitely quite a few notches above a lot of their 'peers'. What makes the album stand out from other albums is the crisp production. Live, however, the band does have a weird stage presence/attitude. The only way i can describe the crowd is that the kids at a TSSF show are usually the same kids "hardcore dancing" to the "breakdown" on Montrose by Man O.
Crisp Production vs. One Dimensional instruments and overpowering vocals is what is the downfall of this band live. If what you are into is hearing vocals, noise, and the crowd singing, that's cool, but i think the instruments are a big part of their sound on-record.
Also, the what more could you ask from a pop-punk band point is simply stupid. What keeps you from expecting more from a band simply because of genre? Maybe a live show like The Wonder Years or Fireworks? Maybe some more passion like Forever Came Calling? I don't know. Pop-punk is not a cop out for anything. Some pop-punk bads can put on amazing shows regardless of genre, and even skilled Metal players can put on a bad show.