I have to admit, it's getting very annoying to try to deal with all of the people bombarding me with questions like: "why do you play bass, it's so much easier than guitar", and "dude, no one can even hear bass, don't play it". Their ignorance and single-mindedness in the subject cuts, and hard. Because popular music seems to have accepted electric guitar as the prima vera of music, many many people around here are harshly critical of bassists. I simply don't understand their logic; bass and guitar are completely different instruments, and they can be as challenging as either of them need to be. Sorry, just venting.