You conflated two bands into a single touchstone, so I think it's a valid criticism; sometimes the most revealing opinions arise from listing artists who are already members of an alleged league.
"but channels the musicianship of Bayside or older Transit"
That implies that both bands have solid musicianship. It doesn't at all mean we should compare those two bands - just that I believe both have good musicianship, in very different ways.
The user's complaint was that comparing Bayside to Transit is "wildly inaccurate" - which isn't at all what I was doing.