That would be an error on your part... if anything, way underrated by the younger generation (but I get why), but history has them where they belong...
I'm not a spring (pardon the pun) chicken, and I do like "The Boss". I just feel (much like U2) perhaps even a great band - I'm not denying that - but some of the praise and kudos get overblown. I still go back to my favorite Springsteen song is Blinded By the Light...but the Mannfred Mann version. I think that says it all, right there.
I always thought Bob Seger, in particular, pulled off that brand of Rock and Roll better, and to significantly less acclaim.