Yes, Simple Plan did come up with all the other pop-punk bands trying to sound like Blink and NFG...but IMO Simple Plan is much better than Blink. And I can't compare them with NFG...feelings may get hurt.
You said it. Makes no sense how someone can love blink 182 and hate simple plan both are pop punk bands with a similar, not exact but similar sound. Bot bands have had misses. Blink 182 had some bad albums pre enema of the state and broke up for 7 years. Mean while simple plan released album after album of consistent pop punk. though self entitled was the weakest.