^ yeppp this should be a given nowadays cuz of the crazy amount of new tech/gears getting released for a lot lower prices. Those M50s was the budget king probably couple of years ago, so it's recommendation was warranted but according to today's standard they are indeed over hyped. LMAO there is even like couple of threads here that is solely devoted to this topic, so you are by no means alone in this regard.
Glad you were able to finally able to get to hear them, hope someday i can as well, though i am not dying to. At this point they are always a rite of passage. haha