My musical background is: two years of violin in the early 80s and self-taught guitar from mid 80s to mid 90s. I still have my guitar but rarely play it (1 or 2 x year) and have just about forgotten everything I knew. Even though I'm tremendously rusty on guitar, playing bass feels comfortable ONLY with a pick or my thumb. Finger playing seems nearly impossible for me coordination-wise and I don't like the feel of it. Besides, I'm really really trying to focus on my fretwork; finger coordination, learning chords and scales, etc. So am I doomed to suck because I cannot and have no desire to finger pick?