In some ways i have to say i agree with you. i admit that i was one of those kids, i saw Men In Black, loved it and brought Will Smith's BWS album because of the song "Men In Black". but i was 11 when the album came out and from what i can remember it is the first time i truely knew what Rap was, but unlike most of the "kids" who brought the album just because of "Men In Black" i have brought all of Will Smith's Albums on the day of release since, and the first Rap song i ever remember hearing was "Boom! Shake The Room" back when i was in First school at the age of 7, as it was used in one of the scene's for the school play (which i was in :wickedwisdom: ), and at the time i had no idea who it was, but it obviously made an impression on me because Will Smith's BWS album was the first Rap album i ever brought and i have been a fan of his music ever since and i'm now going back and buying any "DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince" album whenever i can find them, so far i have only managed to find "Code Red".
But Will does have a different Fan Base to acts like 50 cent, i think Will has an older generation of fans, who brought his and Jeff's albums, and still buy Will's albums because of them being Fan's of his music.
why? he is just doing what he loves and he has a right to do that!
just because he doesn't sell as many records as 50 cent or G(ay) Unit etc, doesn't mean he should stop doing what he loves, he has fans and i'm sure he appreciates them alot more then 50 does.