I started this thread at the suggestion of Blackbird because of a post I made in another thread. Does todays society really appreciate musical talent? Why are extremely talented musicians like Hiromi, Fahir Atakoglu and Michel Camilo relative unknowns and Britney Spears and Green Day are made out to be musical superheroes? Do the people of today have that little musical knowledge or do they only care about going to a concert and seeing light shows and fog machines? I like to call that Music A.D.D. (no offense to anyone suffering with A.D.D.) They can only pay attention to what appeals to everyone of their senses at once. They have to experience sensory overload just to enjoy a piece of music. What are your thoughts?