A lot of people I talked to were torn apart when they heard the news, but I was actually relieved if anything. Collapse into Now and Accelerate were decent at best, but nothing particularly memorable, or even inspired. Around the Sun was awful, and I haven't heard Up or Reveal in years, but I remember them being extremely underwhelming for the band that wrote "Nightswimming" and "So. Central Rain." They hadn't made a great album since New Adventures in Hi-Fi, so I'd say their time had come.
Yeah, I was wondering if any of their fans felt that way.