I guess it all comes down to how you define "fans". In my view, a "fan" can't overhype something, because a fan truly does like it as much as they say they do. If someone does overhype something, then they aren't a fan, they're, uh, an overhyper. And so perhaps the problem is that the number of metal fans who truly love atmospheric, expansive compositions like LoD,DoD is still quite small. Bands like (early) Green Carnation, In the Woods..., (early) Opeth, Empyrium, Forgotten Silence, On Thorns I Lay, etc., seem to only attract a tiny portion of the overall metal fanbase. But for those of us who *do* like that kind of music, LoD,DoD is nearly perfection, so maybe the superlatives coming from those fans were *so* strong that they unwittingly leaked to those outside the boundaries of that style of music, and thus, the album reached the mainstream metal audience, ending up in the hands of a lot of people who just aren't fans of that sort of thing. Which is unfortunate, but it doesn't mean the fans were being dishonest, they were just assuming there were more people out there like them than there actually are. All that said, I've listened to Light of Day, Day of Darkness every morning for the past four mornings, and I think anyone who doesn't like it has to be retarded or something.