honestly i find it infuriating how people are under the impression that you play fast, your good. Personally i find fast bassists show offs that do not fit the music. Yea i accept it in metal but i hate the fact people only want to play fast. i can play at a decent speed, not terribly fast but i get no joy from it i like when basslines have a melody that supports the music and they arn't just the bass equivalent of shredding. that is my rant, what ever happened to the bassist who does his job, are we really as bad as guitarists?