Sorry to continue the topic that evolved out of that Fieldy-Click thread, but it became obvious that those who were called "Jazz Snobs" view their bass-playing role in an entirely different light than the so called "Rock Morons." JSs want to impress people with their scales and technique while RMs want to impress people with riffs and power. These are fundamentally different approaches. Therefore having the type of conversation we had on "that other thread" cant possibly go anywhere. The JSs are truly superior in their knowledge of what is respectable on the bass. But, RMs are superior in their knowledge of what is cool and fun, regardless of the fact that this may not be respectable to many. Its sorta like religion. You can believe in God without knowing all the Bible stories. I'm sure Preachers get very frustrated with those who just go around praying without knowing what the guy they're praying to has been doing for the last few thousand years or so. But, they're still gonna pray anyway.