I totally get what you're saying. It was actually MTV that introduced me to you guys.
I grew up in a pretty religious household and wasn't "allowed" to watch MTV. But one day, my parents weren't home and i turned it on. The instant I did Breaking The Habit was starting on top 40. I just sat there with my mouth wide open in amazement- was love at first site. I set an alarm on my watch to stop whatever I was doing so I could turn MTV back on, JUST to watch BTH. By the end of the day I had memorized every lyric to that song and Linkin Park had gained another LP soldier. ;) So, I really have MTV to thank for that. And even though they air some undesirable shows, I will always cherish the very first moment i ever heard you guys.