No - not really! With the amount of post/threads concerning playing and compensation, it got me wondering......... How many guys here judge their musicianship by the amount of "gigs' they do or the amount of money that they make? (like a competition or gauging themselves against players that don't play out often.) Does being up on a stage somehow "validate" your decision to make music? How many play an instrument for the sole reason of performing in front of others? How many do it because making music is what moves them? How many think that it's fun / a hobby? Really....... why such as strong focus on money?