Does it really matter? Sure, you want your heroes to be accepted by their peers. But really, does it matter? The Rock Hall is nothing more than a bunch of blow-hards that think Bob Dylan is the second coming of Christ. Dylan is talented, sure, but he's no Kiss.
The fans say it all. Thirty fives years later, Kiss is still selling records and selling out arenas and stadiums around the world. Kiss gives the fan their money's worth. Am I dissapointed? Sure. But Kiss still puts out for their fans, have changed the face of rock and roll (literally) and have changed it's members and it's look more than a few occassions. They still pump it out. The still give 200%. Kiss is Kiss and that's all that matters.