Maybe this should be under miscellaneous, but it will get more attention here initially. When starting a thread or posting on an existing one, it may be more constructive to choose your words more carefully. I'm not a moderator, but I come here to enjoy learning about new gear and other people's experiences. Recently, I've been reading considerably more hate mail. You know the type, "People who play more than 4 strings are just trying to show off." Or "Anything more than a Fender is a waste of money." And my favorite, "Exotic wood basses belong to guys who wish they could actually play them." I'm not saying that controverseal topics shouldn't be discussed. But rather than starting a thread in an antagonistic manner, it may be more palatable if the writer starts with, "Extended range basses are not for me. Are there others like me?" Or "I love my Fender, and it's all I play." Or "To each his own, but I prefer the traditional styled basses to the exotic look." I only mention this because the hate threads seem to waste a lot of time, anger members of talkbass and the threads usually get closed down anyway. Don't feel that I am on my own high horse. I too have had a thead I started closed. When I went back to read it, I realized I could have worded it in a less antagonistic manner. Talk on!