Hey, I have some Mithras on my iPod, dude. I've listened to it maybe twice.
I appreciate the technique, No question. But, for me drumming I personally enjoy is more about accent. Danny Carey is a perfect example because he's not about machinegun-like rhythmic drive, but rather about creative use of offbeats and unpredictable beat accents. I think what I love about the guy's playing is the fact he's been studying indian tabla playing for like a decade now, and it really shows in how he phrases. It's very "circular" - he seems to play around the beat a lot. I love that shit.
And yet, with guitarists, while to a certain extent that holds true, I also LOVE rusty Cooley, who is sort of the shredder answer to a blastbeat.
EDUT - really, it's the snare, I think. Blastbeat style double kick doesn't bother me in the least, but the repetitive 16th/32nd snare hits do. Maybe cover most of it on the toms and use the snare as an accent and I'd dig it more...
It's the same thing I don't like about early Metallica, the strong reliance on fast on-the-beat snare grooves.