My thought is that much as I like 'em, Red Hot Chili Peppers shouldn't be in there. No way.
That said, the Hall of Fame is and has long been a joke anyways.
I see your point on the growth/change, but that is just one way to become famous. To argue that IMO is like arguing the body of work..IE what would Cliff Burton, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix have done if they didn't die so young. For the record I am a lifelong fan of each of them..