I coulda said "how do you know you're a good player?", but I figgered I'd get more attention this way. I've been thinking about the musicians I've met who could talk up a storm about their instruments, know Q Diminished chords, modes I've never heard heard of, studied theory for 16 years - then picked up their instruments and couldn't play to save their lives. Are you one of them, and if not - how do you know? Can you honestly assess your playing skills? I think I've got a fairly solid grip on my abilities - and a handful of reality checkers, but I want to see what you all have to say first.