The more I listen, the more I like the song. Again, it's important to keep in mind that this is literally half of the actual album track. Also, it's different, and that's what people seemed to be wanting most, regardless of what was different about it. People are never happy though, so I shouldn't be surprised. To quote Bruce from the night I saw Maiden for the very first time in 2004:
"There are rumors that this is the last Iron Maiden album and tour, and that's not true. After all, if we stopped recording and touring, no one would have anything to complain about"