That's something I've heard for a long time now about many bands. Without a gimmick logo or serious backing from big bands or tumblr kids...what really separates any pop punk band? Just remember if you didn't see band A on that NFG tour and it was band B, things may have been alot different.
Like many things in life, this genre is often about who you know. I hate the topic of what separates bands cause if you aren't in with the cool kids...you're on the outside eatin lunch alone.