I'm still not one to praise a semi wigger douchebag but I too think the only time Jonny has ever shown any type of skill or memorable vocals were on the DBM albums. Anyone that tries to say this extremely produced vocalist they have now is better and more likable is only doing so to hate Jonny Craig. He does deserve hate, but not about his singing which is the only reason anyone even knows his name.
I wasn't knocking Jonny as a vocalist at all. I honestly enjoy most of what's he been a part of, DGD and Emarosa, but I was honestly let down by his parts in DBM2, not because of his voice lacking, but because his parts weren't memorable. I have absolutely no problem saying Tilian writes better hooks than Jonny. If you listen to Tides of Man and his solo record, it's full of great songwriting.
I would love to be proven wrong with Jonny's solo record. I think with someone helping him write songs, he has great potential.