AFI are alive and well, with an amazing fanbase and evolving sound. The AFI that played one dimensional punk is dead, yes.
He really is a moron. Every thread I go into now, he's in there shitting it up somehow. Careful, he might tell you that you're only calling him an idiot because his opinion is different. Never mind that it's because he's being a douche about his opinion.
It's just a completely wrong statement. AFI are one of the few big bands I can think of that have stayed true to themselves in absolutely everything
. Even if they put a shit album out, I would respect them because I can't ever seeing them putting in anything than maximum effort and sincerity.