Not taken into consideration in most of the critiques (never been a big fan of the cover, but have enjoyed it live) is the fact that they believe it to be an homage to them, and they were doing it out of respect..
if that makes sense
I like that, and for a band that rarely "tips their hat" to anyone, I also like that they did it for Bob, and then later The Beatles (via Paul) when they covered Come Together at Desert Trip,
thanking both artists when they performed them.
(as commented on earlier, alleging they "ruined" it, like that's even possible
I think they've earned some slack on these, may not be fan favorites..