From reading threads, and years in the lower rungs of the music business, I've noticed a difference between folks who started playing music in their youth vs those who started when they were grown-ups. There have been psychological studies done in how those two groups differ in how they experience music, with more cross hemispheric activity happening among those who started playing an instrument in their youth. Those who took up an instrument as adults tend to have more brain activity in one hemisphere. In my experience, those who took up an instrument as an adult tend to have a more cognitive approach to music, and often work a band in a more 'grown-up' way. Whereas those who took up an instrument as youth tend to have a more emotional approach, and work a band in a more 'creative' or 'passionate' way. IMO, neither one is inherently better than the other, and both have their strengths that can propel a band. Neither one is more 'serious' or 'legit' than the other, and both can be detrimental to a band if pushed to an extreme. Any thoughts?