I actually liked it very much...but I see why some people won't
Ignoring the people who naturally wouldn't like it because they just don't like that phase of the band, being 99% instrumental usually does not appeal to the larger audience.
It goes a lot like On An Island...some people (like me) love it, some find it hard to keep awake while it's playing
But it could very well be the most beautiful album that the band ever made (I'd still put Division Bell above it)
Beautiful =/= best