They came from a punk/post-hardcore scene and also for some reason the media has always had problems with them on everything. They never get the names right, they never get the genre's right, they never get the story right. I mean.. I can see how it can feel like a lot but it ain't that hard to remember.
You have a point. I’m not much good at genres either, especially since the bands I like tend to defy classification anyway. If you’ve seen my blog, you can tell I like Incubus a lot, but jeez, what would you call them? I still don’t know for sure. It’s probably not important to put a label on it anyway.