Im probably in the minority here....but in 30 yrs (this year) of following u2, i can honestly say, i LOVE all the albums etc, and have never had a fallout with the band. There have been quite a few WTF moments over the yrs (Zoo Station and Please first listens for example) but i soon grew to love the songs. but bottom line is, all my u2 albums are my most listened to albums i have.
The only bugbear i have with the band, is Bonos lacklusture live performances of the old warhorses. That said, Id rather witness a half assed u2 performance, than a 110 % performance from any other band. And also, Im not a fan of the big fancy stages. I prefer it when the show is all about the music.
But...my faith in the band has never been broken. At times, i feel more like a proud family member than a fan, as i have grown up with the guys, and been around for the whole journey.
I really wonder if they can produce a duff album in my eyes....i think i have an unbreakable connection with their music. It just clicks with me.....probaly more so now, that i have braodened my horizons musically