true dat, but popularity may equal significance
and the thoughts of a few elites about what is "good" is itself nonsensical bullshit.
also, do not doubt the staying power of film n music and popular media recorded and databanked. VH1 when they were stars specials and the memories of tennie girl's notebooks and t-shirts will keep the boys alive, and the movie titanic will exert a titantic impact on the movie world for better or warts. people still watch ben hur, still watch tha 10 commandments etc.