Ok, so how many times have we seen one of these threads, generally started by younger and more inexperienced players: "Hi! I have a budget of $XXX and I would like to know what's the best bass for the money is. Thanks!" ...and how many times have we given the following diverse answers, all in the same thread: "Ibanez Soundgear" "Squier VM" "Squier CV" "Schecter" "Epiphone" "Hofner Ignition" "Buy Used" ..and about 40 other answers that are different. Is there a better way of answering something like this? It seems like when people come here looking for some generic advice, there is a great sense of information overload. There are even other times when people say "I've narrowed it down to either buying a XXX or YYY.", and suggestions from ZZZ and AAA and BBB start flying in when the OP had narrowed it down. I'm just pondering, but shouldn't there be other approaches to questions like these?