Definitely don't think it's overrated in the slightest. For me, it's an absolute bombardment of ear-candy!
Being a 20+ year Dream Theater fan, and a dedicated Mike Portnoy fan, I wasn't originally going to give DToE much of a chance, thinking on impulse that Mangini just isn't Portnoy. I was right! While I will ALWAYS love Portnoy, Mangini's playing is FLAWLESS, and seems to have renewed a certain energy in the band that has been missing from the last several albums. Don't get me wrong... I don't have a problem listening to the quality music they have put out before DToE, but this album is simply amazing from beginning to end. The guys have gone big for this album, and it should be obvious by listening. "Prog" is BACK!!! Thank you Dream Theater, for making one of, if not the BEST album ever!