(This is my first attempt at a poll . . . bear with me.) C'mon now, be honest. When your practicing and/or gigging, how much of the time you're playing do you spend looking at the fretboard? I've only gigged once on bass, and spend the whole time on stage staring right at it, but that was many years ago. Now when I practice, I spend about 75%-90% looking at it if I'm not thinking about not looking at the fretboard and about 25%-33% looking at it. (I still have to peek when I play a two-octave Locrian scale) Anyway, the point is, I still have to make a conscious effort to not look at the fretboard, but I'm working on it. How 'bout you?