"In either a gesture of ironic mock-machismo or in earnest, we have all at one time or another jutted out our chins and pumped our fists and sung along to part of (if not all of) “With Arms Wide Open” when it came on the radio. It’s just a fact. It’s also a fact that sometimes the line between these two interpretations gets a little blurrier than any of us want to talk about."
Must we hate Creed? I think there's some points there. As for me, I've always found them kinda amusing, and I enjoy the super painful earnest ANGSTY of Scott Stapp. It makes me giggle.