I was definitely on my own among my friends as far as this was concerned. In fact Supertramp would often top the bands we most hate polls in late night drunken student arguments. The Supertramp of the over the top , over long noodling songs I'd agree with . However the problem was some of their harmony layered singles were so dam catchy.
The Greatest hits soon became a bit of a guilty pleasure with dreamer , long way home and even the pop by number of It's Raining Again often sneaking onto playlists. However even then the greatest hits has some songs on I cant love even a little bit
It is part of the romanticising of 77 - 79 that in the midst of punk and new wave these 2 songs were giving Supertramp their biggest hits (so much for sweeping away the dinosaurs)
Logical Song - Supertramp