Loved Dylan through "Blonde On Blonde". Saw him in '66 (which I recall vividly), then again with the Band ('74?), and with the Grateful Dead years later. His early work was outstanding; poignant lyrics from the "folk years", and amazing imagery in the "electric years." But personally, very little of his lyrics since 1968 have impressed me.
I respect those of you who regard him as an icon, but to me, today's Dylan compared to early Dylan reminds me too much of Vegas Elvis compared to pre-Army Elvis. Sorry.