Geez, likes and dislikes in music are one thing--but uniqueness is another. I LOVE Alter Bridge, but I am not so crazy as to think they are extremely unique. I think they are MORE unique than %99 of the garbage today (Yes, I'm looking at YOU, Hoobastank!), but they are not super unique. I still adore them though, and there is nothing wrong with liking a band that isn't unique.
It IS a little preposterous to claim that a band like 3 Doors Down is unique, though. They just AREN'T.
Titans baby, Titans.