personally, gear wise, or our bass world in general, how did it go from your perspective? of course we still have the year end Christmas surprises, but IYO what made '17 good? for me, despite a couple of unsettling local buy burns and atrocious shipping practices by some unprofessional pros it's been another great year of life's main goals... further acquisitions and learning, on both points I can thank TB a bunch. this was another year which strongly suggests we're deeply in the best of times for gear and innovation, the new stuff in both bass, amps, and cabs has made life easier with less weight and more 'good' power, while our choices may never been broader. cool gear constantly comes out and gets reviewed then quickly gets passed over for the brand newest and it's smart bargains galore for us! and researching prospects is more efficient now, we've learned to decipher the usable info from the bogus better, plus companies are less prone to pulling something on us cos we've got immediate response and have learned to use that power better now. with the glut of new, used, vintage guitars out there the deals on killer basses is unprecedented, $300 or less will get you a great bass, cab, or amp for life! it's been like this for a while but '17 seems like a peak of sorts, whether '18 will continue this upswing for us consumers will be known shortly but in our 'small picture' there's no reason why it shouldn't. maybe this all comes at a point where it's less viable for most of us to be involved in music like before, but if the golden era of playing has passed at least we can bid it adieu LOUD AND CLEAR and still have fun.