My point was that you have to endure some of the less fantastic points of pop culture to appreciate the great triumphs. Resevoir Dogs was like the model-T for modern Tarantinoesque dialog in movies. Someone who has only seen something like Inglorius Bastards, a Ferrari by many standards, might not see the transition as easily.
I have nothing against Green Day, but in terms of music, Wilco is infinitely better. However, if you didn't listen to less sophisticated stuff then you probably won't be able to appreciate the great stuff.