I completely agree with your Fall Out Boy sentiments...about both your album preferences and personal experience. A large majority of my old high school would walk around wearing boys like girls or cute is what we aim for or the maine (etc) t-shirts but then would call you out for listening to Fall Out Boy because that just beneath their highly refined level of musical expertise.
Anyway, Reading this made me want to track down Patrick and give him a hug.
Similar to my high school, but not quite. People loved anything that was played on top 40 radio, except Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance.
This is what I don't understand. Fall Out Boy fans aren't 15 anymore - so why do they still demand the same band? Brand New grew into something completely different and was hailed by all, yet FOB tries to grow and are belittled. (Don't get sidetracked by the Brand New reference, please).
I'm just as confused as you are.