Man, I'm seeing more and more posts like "what website can I look at to become a good bass player?". Maybe I'm just showing my age, but has the 'Net created such an "I want it right now" attitude that it's hindering us instead of pushing us forward? It's obviously great for many, many things, and I myself wonder what I ever did without it (although I DO remember). We have instant access to many things that weren't available to us before, and it appears many of us expect to gain from the 'Net what used to be acquired only by years of practice and experience. At the very least, I'd bet that lots of us spend way too much time here...time that could be spent practicing, etc. I'd imagine that I'd be in the top percentile of the guilty on that one, especially since I just started DB. I kind of equate Talkbass and some of the various bass lists to this: Back in the bad old days, touring bands (especially if you frequented podunk, outta-the-way areas) would always look forward to running into other players on the road. Whenever it happened, you'd have a big time exchanging information, checking out each other's gear, and lots of other useful stuff. Wouldn't take long, though, until the partying started and next thing you know, you've lost a couple of days or somebody couldn't make a gig or even something worse. The 'Net is like constantly running into other players, isn't it?