Just a band. All bands are businesses. All bands cater for an audience. Their audience is mostly young and mostly inexperienced but that doesn't make them a bad band. They have incredibly catchy tunes and for a pop band that is the most important thing. Just because they don't scream like Norma Jean
or have a political message like The Dead Kennedies
doesn't mean they don't make fun, listen-able music.
Lets listen to Simple Plan like I would listen to any other band and lets keep an open mind about them because pop punk can be fun.