My friend who is a guitar player, and I was at the guitar center and I was playing a bass and getting a lot of fret buzz and I was playing the wrong notes to a song we made. Then I realized that the bass was indeed larger then the one I own at my house so I guess by muscle memory, I was hitting the wrong spots on this larger bass. So I pick up a smaller one and it just happened to be fretless! I couldn't put it down. It felt so smooth and silky that it felt like my hands were having sex with the fret board! Anyway, my friend, who's been playing guitar for 14 years said that he wouldn't recommend that I play a fretless because it's basically cheating! He said that I should stick with fretted basses because I would definitely know where the notes are with out being off or guessing since I am still basically a beginer (playing under 5 years)! Even though I instantly fell in love with how silky smooth and warm the fretless felt in my hands and sounded, I really value my friend's advice because he plays so damn good. But then again, he doesn't play the bass, only guitars. So I'm asking my fellow bassists for some advice. What do you guys think?