Hey Tony, Probably the reason some are attacking you is because Staind is not exactly the kind of band that most Opeth fans would like. It comes across as a joke to many. If you like Staind, that's cool. I'm not a fan myself, but I like plenty of music that others on here call shit (can I say shit to a 15 year old? You are younger than my daughter!!!). Musical taste is personal to you. Welcome to the forum. If you are interested in other metal that is similar in quality and (sort of) style, I would highly recommend checking out Agalloch and Enslaved. They are good places to start.