My first experience with a Fallout game was before Fallout 1 was even released, PC Gamer used to include a demo disk of games in development and Fallout was one of them. (point I'm trying to make is that I'm one of the serie's oldest fans) That being said, I avoided Fallout 76 like the plague when it was released, as any reasonable person did.
Couple years later some commentors here on Bluesnews said it was actually worth playing now, and being bored to tears at the time, I finally bought it. No regrets, Steam says 250 hours played. The game is atmospheric, fun to explore, and "feels" like a Fallout game. It's multiplayer but you almost never interact with other players, nor do you even see them too terribly often, would be like 24 people online in a large world. Feels like Walking Dead where you occassionally run into strangers, made the world more immersive because there were other people out there instead of 100% NPCs.
Game deserved all the hate it got at release.
It's worth playing now.