Half the bands? I think there's some stat out there that Rush is #3 in platinum (or gold?) record sales behind the Stones and Beatles.
Anyways... TOTALLY agree with you. This has been a sore spot with Rush fans for a LONG time.
The RRHoF is a joke to me. Just like Rolling Stone magazine. You've got to be in the "cool club" or whatever these sour, bitter, character-flawed inductors think is cool.