To be frank I'm sick to death of arguments on what is required for a Yes album to be considered any good.
If you only listen to 70s Yes, thats great.
Personally I listen to some 70s Yes but prefer the later material from Drama onwards.
Most Yes fans would totally disagree with me but I've always found some aspects of their earlier non-commercial prog material to be rather hard going without taking anything away from the superb musicianship and vocals.
However, I would never criticise anyone for preferring this earlier material.
Basically, fans (like myself) who like later-period, upbeat, overproduced ?, commercial Yes with Trevor Rabin or otherwise also recognise great music.
Simple as that.
Oh, and Open Your Eyes does'nt sound as if it has been thrown together quickly or haphazardly.
The writing, muscianship, vocals and production are, as always, superb.
A great album, not perfect, what is ?. Similar to 90125 & Big Generator, many later period Yes fans could be missing out if they overlook it.