You have to ask: is this a good thing or a bad thing?
And is complaining about the hype just sour grapes, or even looking a gift horse in the mouth?
After all when did the Pope last have such positive press? (Answer, probably in the hey day of Blessed John Paul II’s pontificate in the early eighties, and before that, Blessed John XXIII.)
In any case, just to expose one bit of hype. The comment about the larger crowds at Francis’ weekly audiences is not necessarily linked to the person of Francis. Benedict also attracted markedly greater numbers to his public occasions than John Paul II. And he attracted more than Paul VI etc.
I think this is only an indicator of the increasing celebratory status of the Papacy, whomever is in the seat.