Let them do their thing. I'll do my thing. If people dig them, cool. If they don't, cool. It really affects me no one way or another.
I will say this, though: they have remained independent for the majority of their career (save the moment they were on Hollywood Records or whatever it was), have founded their own music festival that has been successful, and donate more money to charity every year than most bands ever will in their entire career. Therefore, they built their empire, maintained their empire, and give back to the world with a helping hand. That's something I can at least respect.