Hey there TB, So a couple of months ago I responded to an ad on Craigslist for an alternative rock band looking for a bass player. I met the guitarist(also the vocalist) and that same night we jammed at the drummer's place. I generally liked what I heard (at the time) and I liked the fact that the guitar player was knowledgeable and already had a few originals for me to play around with. However, at every single practice afterwards I always get the impression that as the bass player that I'm there simply there because I need to be and that my creative offerings aren't taken seriously. Now, I understand my role as a bass player, but it is frustrating that my ideas for songs or even what I play is never commented or taken seriously. I also realize now that maybe the type of alternative rock they are going after (think AFI/The Used) may not be my cup of tea. I think I'm more of a jazz/funk player and that I may not be the right fit for them. Have you guys ever left bands because you felt like your creativity wasn't appreciated? P.S. I am also starting to dislike the guitarist/vocalist for other reasons, but we won't go there just yet.