I'm 15 hours in and really enjoying Fallout 76. I maintain that if you liked Fallout 4, you will like Fallout 76. If you didn't like Fallout 4, or are burned out on it, you won't like Fallout 76.
It's currently being review bombed on metacritic with a ratio of 330 positive / 807 negative.
It's frustrating because when you read the text of the user reviews a lot of people have not even played the game. At least with Steam reviews, you can see if someone has purchased the game and how much time in-game they have. They think that there are no NPCs (a robot isn't a non playable character?). And that no NPCs = No Story. It's simply not true.
It's just a shame that there are a lot of Fallout fans out there who will probably not try this game because of a puzzling vocal minority of hyperbole fueled internet rage-monsters.
As for me, I'm going to go back to building my cottage now. It has a downstairs crafting garage, with an upstairs living area, complete with deck and BBQ grill. It's a great place to chill when I'm done reclaiming West Virginia from the supermutants.