I had been playing for the better part of two years with a friends band... Musically, they were ok..Id say skill wise they ranged from average to slightly below average, and there were many things that were lacking...first and foremost were good vocals, second was the jam/improv component, third were the tempos (they played everything fast, even slow songs). The jams and improv segments just really lacked a lot of cohesion/communication and direction. Really the only reason that I kept going back was because it allowed me to keep my chops up and practice the songs they were playing. Now, since these guys want to practice more than I am willing to (which is every week, and sometimes twice a week), I pretty much told them to find someone someone else as a bass player, and call me on days when that guy is not available. I think this is better for me, as I can put more quality time in for practicing at home, playing things the right way as opposed to hauling my stuff out and playing things somewhat incorrectly. It also leaves my schedule open for better playing opportunities since I have friends that play the pro circuit and often call me up for gigs with better players.