As I get into my 30th year of playing, I have officially become an old fart. I visit these forums and love the enthusiasm others show in asking how to get 'to that point'. Whatever that point is -how to get a sound, how to find tabulature, how to hold my left arm,right arm etc. I love to sepeople searching for a way to better themselves. I don't get much of a thrill out of 16th note triplets I just learned using 3 finger technique or how some have cleverly shown me how to slap pop tap and squidoodle around a fret board. My love for this instrument was only built in MY personal discovery.if I wanted to learn an intricate line , I either had to learn it from a 16 rpm recording or use the crude tape devices of the day that had a manual slowdown feature that allowed me to sit and pound buttons. Stop, rewind stop. Rewind. Over and over. I use and love these forums as much as anyone. But if you are looking to get better-NEVER underestimate the power of discovery on your own.