I kinda wonder if it makes it easier too ... you just sit back, go about your day, and wait for something to actually come out and the band to tour every 3-4 years.
I'm kind of perfectly ok with the wait as long as it means the band continues. Instead of imploding like at the drive in for example, they took a step back, regrouped, and progressed as a unit. Yes, we have to wait a very long time between releases and we can't see them play as much as we've seen nfg but for the sake on longevity it's worth it. Tho I can admit I'm not a fan of daisy, it's probably bc I didn't give it a chance. everything else in my opinion shapes a lot of what "the scene" has gone thru from 2000 on. Maturing from great pop punk to securing spots in what classics will be to our generation. Then again I <3 BN so opinion is biased