meh, the media paints a picture of them whichever way that earns them more money. I don't really believe that anything we know about them is true... however odd and depressing that sounds. The only thing you can really judge is the music.
True. But you still have to look at Pete's 'Collecting page six lovers' line. AND those pictures... Other than that I have nothing to really base my opinion upon, besides several interviews, and the fact that he didn't wear underwear AT ALL on warped tour that one time.