I don't think I'll ever understand your love for 80's pretty-boy glam metal. It was extremely average rock, gussied up with slick production.
Well, I would stipulate that I like some of it. There were definitely bands I didn't like for the reasons you described, bands like Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue, I guess the big guns, I wasn't really into that much.
Aside from bands like Cinderella, White Lion, and Europe...I was more into the second tier bands like Badlands, Bang Tango, Babylon A.D. Bands that, I would argue, had more interesting music going on and were a little deeper than their looks. I mean, Badlands were an awesome band with some great blues-based, driving rock and roll. Check out a song like Rumbling Train, Devil Stomp, Streets Cry Freedom...sure, they are no-frills rock, but they do that to the wall, in my opinion.
More often than not it was the guitar work, the solos and leads, that really hooked me. And eventually I "moved on' to heavier forms of metal once I became exposed to it. But I still have a soft spot for that stuff because it was the music of my youth.