have you even listened to a pearl jam album since ten? More importantly, were you even alive when it came out? Just because a band spawned (i admit) numerous wannabes doesnt mean that the inspiration wasnt worthy. The same can be said about zeppellin, the stones, u2, the beatles...you can say that about the pioneers of any genre. Claiming that the Killers are better than pearl jam or that pj is the equivalent of creed or nickelback just shows how uninformed and irrelevant your opinion is. Let me speak electronica for you - it's like me saying Steve Aoki is better than Daft Punk.
PJ is the best grunge band to come out of Seatle