That's because the band is a shadow of it's former self. Most members are gone, and both the songwriting and instrumentation has gone downhill.
I don't like being such a hater, but it's true.
This is so far from the truth, man. Leighton was always one of the main songwriters, he's only missing Steve. Maybe the album doesn't compare to "Illuminate" or "One more..." but these are still fantastic songs.
If you don't like being a hater, stop hating then and appreciate it for what it is: Great Music. If you don't like it, move on.
This sounds more mean than I meant it to come off. I just like the song. I agree it isn't Illuminate,
but I don't think "downhill" is the term I would use.