they're one of the few bands that can create albums that are great start to finish and they've never had a what-the-hell-is-this album in the middle of their career. i hope i get to see them live again.
It's funny, in the wake of "emo" which is more or less bands coming up in the Warped Tour community that play pop/rock, bands like Third Eye Blind and Counting Crows are kind of considered "cool" again. Whereas back in 98/99, all the punk bands scoffed at 3EB and CC. It's comparable to indie rock ripping off Springsteen now. Back in the day, Springsteen was what indie rock was trying to rebel against.