well this certainly doesn't upset me. i mean it's the same as movies, hollywood(bollywood here) exists, blockbuster cinema exists, but that certainly didn't stop the like of bunuel , tarkovsky, ruiz, kaul etc to stop making good cinema and there were people to appreciate it. so just like these filmmakers i'm glad great musicians exist who have time and again created great music. also sales/charts and awards are the last thing people have to be worried about.
also what i find amusing is that most of the people who write these articles themselves have such limited knowledge of music(or movies, literature etc). i mean would all these supposedly concerned music lovers(pop reporters) even care for 90% of the stuff that gets posted here.. i doubt it. they themselves are a product of pop culture. only difference is that people back then actually took interest in making skillful and tateful music.
aslo speaking of popular music.. here's a few elders dishing out their views on dubstep
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgII2gDY-Rw&feature=g-u-u]ELDERS REACT TO DUBSTEP (SKRILLEX) - YouTube[/VIDEO]