You're welcome to your ideal moment in time, when life was long and love was in the air.
Music is entertainment. You don't like a particular sound ? That's OK, you have not been entertained. The problem with people who play music on any given instrument, is that they assume everyone else takes it as seriously as the player does.
My older brother learned the classic 70's rock when he was 15 or so yet played in a Punk band when he was 20 because that movement related to him aside from the pure guitarists perspective.
He grew older and his guitar playing mirrored his interest and continued to evolve. He payed classic guitar and Gypsies Kings flawlessly for a time. He now plays mostly blues, lots of slide in open tuning on a steel National- Robert Johnson and such.
My 23 year old son has followed much of the same path in his progression. My brother hosted us to The Crossroads Blues Festival at Madison Square Garden a couple of years ago knowing this may influence my sons guitar playing and advance him straight to the good stuff. It worked...
Sure, early punk guitarists probably weren't versed in music theory, but there have been many punk bands with great guitarists. Most honor the style of music and don't f*#k it up with too much virtuoso.
Frank Navetta and Stephen Egerton with Descendents/All
John Reis - Rocket From the Crypt/Pitchfork/Drive Like Jehu