It's not the Americans who have bad taste - it is anyone who likes the Backstreet Boys
Seriously, Americans aren't that bad. If the rest of the world had so much more taste, they wouldn't buy all the American stuff, watch all the American movies, play all American PC games, listen to American music...
There is still no country that I know of that produces as many entertaining (and therefore good) movies as America. Sometimes, the UK (Life of Brian) or Germany (Run Lola Run) or the French (The Professional, Fifth Element) have a lucky hit, and a skilled director/actor/screenwriter, but no one can compete with Hollywood in terms of continuity.
Sometimes I wonder why it has become so fashionable to dislike Americans. Then I realize: It MUST be envy - of their success and power.
I am not American. But I do like them, if only for the fact that most computer technology got developed (while not invented) there (Silicon Valley)