It depends on the circles you were in at the time. I've always been a bigger Winger fan than, say, Metallica but when you make the one of the biggest selling albums of all time and feud with Kip, Winger will get pissed on by a lot of people. That said, Winger made killer music and had a lot of chart success. Their Pull album is overlooked, but I think it is outstanding. That said, the mid-90s didn't do them any favors.