Yes, I agree. Still, the pop tunes that are hot now and the hits played in the past decades ago differ very much quality-wise. Pop as a musical style can give some fresh and great songs with talented performers bringing the music to life. It also gives a glut of tasteless "music", too.
"If you're part of a record company, I think to a degree it's fair to say you're a manufactured product. You're a product and you're selling a product. It doesn't mean that you're not talented and that you don't make creative and business decisions about what you will and won't do and where you want to go." - Kylie Minogue.
if you mean pop as a musical style, then sure, theres good "pop" music. but thats not what i'm talking about. i'm talking about corporate music. same goes for rap, edm, heck even things like glam metal.