I should warn you, you will most likely be flamed for liking them here.
lol, you're probably right XD But I don't think he should care what others like, only what he likes. Some people like playing elitist. Especially when it comes to popular bands.
I know a keyboardist in a symphonic metal band, and a guitarist contacted him; the keyboardist cited Eluveitie and Nightwish as his main influences, and the guitarist responds, "Oh, never mind. I'm into more hardcore stuff. Like Slipknot."