Well, not for me. I went to my local store this morning, with the intention of buying a Boss ME50B (which I did), and came home with a present for my 5 year old daugher. She has been totally intrigued by my basses for the past couple of years, and has constantly asked for one of her own. After going through a few of the Wal-Mart special "toy" guitars, she finally has a real bass of her own. It isn't anything fancy, but it really made her day when we took it out of the box. It is a J. Reynolds short scale (29 3/4) P Bass copy. I have never heard of them before, but it was about the perfect size for kids (my 9 and 11 year olds think it's pretty cool as well), and the price was right. I am just stoked that my kids are showing an interest in music, so I will support it in any way that I can. I'll get a couple of pics up of her with it shortly.