I've been laying off playing much for the last few months, first due to the move and then due to a nasty case of tendonitis in my right arm. This past week is the first time I've been able to do some serious practice since October. (Then I went and hurt my arm again lifting a turkey out of the oven Tuesday, but that's a story for another time.) It was very interesting and enlightening picking up all my basses again fresh. I was shocked to see how much easier my Sterling was to play well than any other bass I own! It just fits me properly, and I have very little problem in coaxing the tones I want out of it without much thought or effort. In comparison, my other basses suffered...I struggle with them to play passably. I like toys. I really do. As many as possible. My Ric is great. My Steinie XM2A is delightful. And my Jazz is amusing, particularly with how "well" I play fretless at this point. But, now I'm starting to wonder if I should start offloading my other basses to pick up two more Sterlings - a blank plank fretless and a maple boarded fretted. Those three, a travel bass (I have several that would do), and my Tacoma Thunderchief would probably be all I'd ever really need. Arrgh! Anyone else ever discovered something like this?