Well, Pearl Jam is... something different for everyone, something that almost anyone can connect to and experience a divine pleasure from it (starting from the music and going through the lyrics).It is a universe that has appeal to many and place for everyone.
I am actually very annoyed to read such pathetic comments from both Nirvana and Pearl Jam's fans, trying to prove that their "toy" is better than anybody's else. Cobain was a bitter man that attacked everyone including himself, so i don't think that the fans should continue with the stupid "war".
Pearl Jam and Nirvana are different in their views, beliefs and MOST important in their musical goals, so trying to compare them is a waste of time. I listen to both bands and admire their works.
After all music is what really matters.
Have you heard Smells Like Teen Spirit played by Pearl Jam?
Kinda proves my point.