So I started learning some fingerpicking riffs, really simple two finger stuff. I song I like is One Last Breath by Creed. I recorded the intro to show my friends how I sound (I recently moved, which is why I cant show it to them IRL). They say it's crap though... Now I know its not top of the line.. but crap? Is that what it really is?

I think it sounds fine. Maybe not as good as the band does it. But that sounds fine for showing your friends how much you've improved.
Well thank you kindly, I'm very happy to hear that. I've been practicing fingerpicking for 2 weeks now, so my expecations were not to be able to sound like Tremonti when he's doing it