I donít pay much attention to interviews. I think the average music fan really couldnít give a shit about what Billy Corgan (or anyone else) says in interviews.
Itís all down to the initial reunion/Zeitgeist. Faux reunion done waaay too soon and a half baked, bad sounding album. Itís very hard to come back from that. Teargarden was a decent concept that got the band and project a lot of publicity but, again, was very poorly executed.
By the time Oceania and Monuments came along I think Billy saying dumb shit in interviews was probably a positive as it at least got the band and records mentioned here, there and everywhere..