Unfortunately, he does still have a point, as much as I wish that were not the case. All too often, metal fans shoot their own, simply for trying to grow and learn more about other styles of music, and, sometimes, in the case of metal bands, for daring to even try to incorporate a bit of another style into metal... The standard "dismissal line," as I remember it, was always, "He/she/they sold out! They went poser!" It all got very old very fast, which led me, in turn, to go in all kinds of different listening directions, from Miles Davis to Frank Sinatra to Joy Division, and on and on, which continues to this day.