Dude, I agree.
I think a lot of fans love Hems for all the same reasons I dislike it. Sure, it is beautifully played. But I don't like Geddy's vocals on that track. Nothing about it lingers in my memory, and for a song as long as this one, it really should.
But never mind. On occassion I have been blown away by it, but it isn't a consistent favourite, I really have to be in the mood for it, and that is not how I notmally feel about Rush music.
Hemispheres and Signals are, in my honest opinion, he bands most overrated albums by a long shot. But to each his own, they are deservedly very special to many fans. And I guess it could be argued that both these efforts are in fact underrated.
But that is fine for them. I am merely stating my opinion. As albums, both 2112 and Hemispheres are 50/50 great/good. And I am content with that!