I Totally agree with you! They arent in any genre. they are LINKIN PARK, no one can touch their music. Yes, their styles change but thats what the fans love (true fans). They dont follow the hits, they go with what they think sounds good. they have never been the band that wants to be on the Top 40... their new song is awesome and i cant wait to hear the new album!!! Although, I do think Meteora was the best (un-remix) cd they came out with, wasnt very impressed with M2M... didnt like the last few songs on there and I have never disliked a single song from them until that record... but thats what happens when you get a very creative group making music, not everyone is going to like every single song they put out. and thats why I look up to them!!
If it were up to me, then yes, they should. I am not really feeling MTM style (though there are a few great songs) and The Catalyst doesn't seem so promising, but I won't be quick to judge. But imagine that the rest of ATS is like the old stuff (though it surely isn't). I think I would cum upon hearing it.
I agree with you Danielle, i look up to them too, being a creative group, trying new sounds and not trying to be commercialized.