I want to receive my copy so I can participate in these discussions!
But I think the key is having a wide range of styles that you like. For me, any kind of metal, save for metalcore and extreme death metal/grind, is pretty much something to draw attention to. I can go from listening to the elder Tristania albums to Epoch of Unlight in ten seconds and I derive the same enjoyment. Thus, I don't look for another Weeds or Veil, or even WOG. I don't want another. Those three albums are splendid on their own, and I've noticed that all too often bands try to replicate successful earlier sounds, with poor to modest results. So... I will wait patiently for Ashes... and I'll listen with an open mind. If I like it, which judging from the samples I think I will, wonderful, but if not, at least the people that made it are doing what they want instead of trying to refabricate past shadows.