I don’t compare the two. Work put out decades ago is no longer relevant to me creatively. It’s up to others to choose what suits their palette. I’m sure many people (particularly young people discovering JAPAN for the first time) find 80’s music far more inspiring than anything the same band members are putting out today, it’s totally subjective. But if you want to progress there’s little point in repeating yourself. I personally prefer by far where I’m at now to where I’ve been, so I think that kind of answers your question. That said, I believe the four members worked well together (particularly for RTC) and created an interesting body of work for its time.