It's common knowledge that several forms of metal weathered a serious beating at the hands of 90s alt-rock, with hair-metal forced into a well-deserved dirt-nap. The adaptive gestures executed by many of these bands constitutes a collective phenomenon...
You changed it up and you fucked it up. Accept it.
Even the best, most talented bands make amazing mistakes. Surviving them and moving on is a skill most of us could use in our day-to-day lives.
If it were "Candy Land" you'd teach Princess Frostine a thing or two about buttercream and do bongers with Gloppy and Mr. Mint during a package tour.