Watching many bassists over the years, it seems that some have technique (or lack thereof) that evidences itself as how they learned to play their instrument over time without any formal musical education as opposed to other musicians who seem to have so called "proper" technique (i.e.: finger positioning). My question is this: How important is "proper" technique? I have seen bassists with tremendous chops that display what might be considered awful technique. Conversely, I have seen bassists with what appear to be great technique that absolutely bore me. Thoughts?