I'd say that you are a good reviewer. Your comments are respectful to those who have a different viewpoint while expressing your own opinion. I'm a big Weather Report fan btw, so you can imagine my disbelief when I read who was a guest on this album. Personally, I don't care if this album went out under MA's own name or under Opeth's name.
It is interesting to note that while Opeth/MA are becoming less metal, Riverside's last studio album went the other way and they were criticised for that. Whatever a band does, I guess there will always be criticism!
It is interesting how the personnel has changed with MA being constant. It reminds me of how Coverdale got rid of everyone from Whitesnake in order to rework his band to crack the American market. In the end, the new band had no resemblance to the old one and the band name became one guy. Same with Opeth. Same with KC.
I guess if this is the wrong direction for the metal followers of Opeth then there is always the imminent Mastodon album to listen to! I'll be getting that one as well.