i dont know if its true but i think fans whos been with linkin park since the very beginning seems to hate the new sound more than those like me who just heard linkin park a couple of years ago when MTM was released. when i first got MTM i didnt know that LINKIN PARK was a nu metal band back in the days. ive never heard of them before(yea how shameful of me). i thought they were just like regular alternative bands out there with MTM. then i went and bought their first two albums and was blown away at how different it was from MTM. now my point is people who adapted to the nu metal sound will generally hate the new sound more than those who just heard about the band 2 years ago.