It is truly fascinating to me how many people suggest one format or another are hype. But you are correct, it happens often. DSD and its advantages are clear. There may be people who do not like what they hear, but that could be for any number of reasons. Hype of the format would not be one of them.
I own a couple of their ‘one mic’ recordings and they are really good. They record everything in DXD now but read the section on the website for how they create their DSD downloads - they are not digital conversions from the DXD master.
That last One Mic recording just had a 5 star review;
"Review about One Mic Recording by Joe Whip at Audiophile Style.
…These guys and this recording just rocks. Pace, rhythm, tone and soundstage are just off the charts.
The precise placement of all four of the musicians perfectly matches the photos of the sessions.
The balance of all four instruments is darn near perfect. As you can no doubt tell, I am a huge fan of this recording.
It is one of the best in terms of recording quality I have ever heard. Of course, and as always,
your view of the actual music content may vary quite considerably from mine.
Nonetheless, I think we would all agree that this recording sounds sensational…