As probably made aware, I am a huge Pearl Jam fan, and I would agree with you Davers that "Last Kiss" is a wretched song. How the fuck it became a single, and one of their biggest, is beyond me.
I would not judge them based on that song.
I dont judge them on that one song, but I will admit it made me far less interested to give anything else by them much of a shot when I was a kid.
I've grown into Pearl Jam since then but I have still yet to see why they are worthy of some of the praise they were/are given. I guess it probably would have helped to be older than 4 years old when Ten came out.
Don't worry Rusty, you're not alone. I respect Alice in Chains for what they are, but they really never did anything for me. Elliott Smith got me through a lot though. And at least in my opinion, his harmonic progressions are other-worldy/dreamy/easy to get lost in.