I have a very interesting article called"Why Washed-Up Depeche Mode is the Best Band You Aren't Listenting To" which you will never read. The gist of it is that after Violator, Depeche Mode took a nose-dive in popularity but spiked in almost all other respects.
Two quick points: 1. I know Songs of Faith and Devotion saw a considerable amount of popularity, but the follow-up song-for-song Live version was a horrible marketing decision, but may have been the fire that created the phoenix of WuDM. 2. "Washed-Up" refers to popularity only. I borrow the term from many a sad band that reunites, or continues on past their prime. Such would be the assumption here, but the whole point that I am making is that the contrary is true.
So now there is another single out, maybe even a new album already. Needless to say I am excited, but apprehensive. Not that the quality will dip, but that it may spur a resurgance. This would kill the pet band nature of WuDM and return them to "mainstream alternative" status. Pet bands are always cooler, but I would continue to listen if the fans returned in droves.
Final point: Yes, I am basically saying that It's No Good is better than Everything Counts (In Large Amounts.) Rehab kicks hair dye's ass. Wanna make something of it?