I find the nature of a lot of these threads.. or maybe the Linkin Park fan-base itself, to be markedly different than my own experience: -It seems like a sizeable percentage have their opinions on a band/album/song evolve continuously over time.. Which often equates to a gradual down-turn in their overall assessment. (Interestingly, a study found that merely attempting to justify or explain why you like something can cause you to like it less.. to the point that merely thinking about something or analyzing it at all is more likely to decrease your enjoyment of it, rather than improve it.) -Generally speaking, it takes me 2 or 3 listens of a song to really like it. After that point, my opinion/enjoyment tends to remain largely unchanged for the rest of all time . There are a handful of things that I'd grown out of by my early twenties, but for the most part.. my enjoyment of any music since then has been largely static.. Over-listening can occasionally dull the depth of my emotional response to the song, but I don't find myself retroactively disliking things.. regardless of whether or not my tastes are improved or refined, my initial liking of something often negates any post-added criticism.