When any band changes its sound dramatically, there is bound to be some kind of revolt against it. People are reluctant to change, because they are nervous about what it will sound like. They do not want the band to ruin itself. Therefore, to let their anger out, they post hate comments on places like youtube. I happen to be one of the lucky few that actually likes their new sound and think that the catalyst will be great like you. Also, I tend to think that the haters of the new lp are going to post more on youtube than the likers. The likers might be afraid their comment might be shunned by the haters. All in all, haters are more open to expressing their feelings about things than lovers.
What you need to understand is that their music will never be perfect enough for everyone in the world to like. So there will always be people that dislike it. I love it but the fact that everyone keeps calling it techno is far-fetched. Techno sounds nothing like this, this is more electronic rock or progressive than it'll ever be techno.