An interesting debate although coming back to LIB, it's definitely one of my favourtite albums.
In fact it's the first one I really listened to when I started listening to the Beatle 'properly' about 10 years ago.
Lennon's quips always make me smile and give it a kind of 'unfinished' demo feel, and I really like songs like Two Of Us, Across the Universe and of course Long & Winding and the title track.
I can appreciate how they were trying to get back to their roots and just have a good time with stuff like Maggie Mae and the One After 909, a wonderful nostalgic touch.
Spector's production isn't an issue for me at all..in fact Long & Winding benfits from it as far as I'm concerned.
I only really learned afterwards how the creation and recording was all so tense and fraught but I don't think that comes through on the final album at all...in fact it all seems quite "we're all having a good time making good music"!