The recent thread on identifying the most successful bassist that is the most minimalist has gotten me thinking in a different way. I'd like to ask TB: name the bassist that for you is the intersection of the most talent, but least personally appealing. I know this is totally subjective. I'll clarify in this way. For me it's Pino. Why? When I hear him play he seems to be perfection. And I know he crosses genres/styles super effectively. And he plays fretless super super well and has made the world take notice with fretless. But he also plays fretted just as well. Meanwhile, although I know he could be considered objectively super superior, his playing is just not appealing to me and doesn't light me up. I heard the John Mayer Trio and the band effect is fantastic - but Pino's playing doesn't light me up. Ok so who is the bassist you know is rated super great and loved greatly by others, but just doesn't appeal to you (aside from straight up genre)?