Re: Why all the hate?
Probably because of How You Remind Me, which started off bad, and got progressively worse the more you heard it, which was about 12 times a day here.
They may have good songs (I distinctly remember hearing a good one before that single blew up, forgot the name years ago though). However, if one that isn't great is the one that gets huge airplay, and they don't follow it up with anything interesting, they'll get hate.
The singer seems like a tool, too.
EDIT - originally mentioned that singer claimed to invent grunge as a child - think that was actually the Puddle Of Mudd guy. another terrible band