I rarely post here- I just like to read topics to get technique and song recomendations, but lately I have been noticing a pretty negative thing going on here. People seem to have an elitist feel that getting lessons and knowing jazz somehow puts them on a platform above rock bassists. Now, I like jazz and rock, so I am not trying to stir up anything here, but I think that both forms are legitimate forms of music and knowing jazz should not make you feel superior to someone who plays rock. That is just wrong in my opinion. Also, people sometimes get very critical to those who do not take lessons. I think that is ridiculous as well. Not everyone can AFFORD to drop 40 bucks every two weeks on a lesson- I know I cant. But I believe that people can still learn great amounts on their own (there are plenty of good theory books in the library.) It makes me sad to hear people get put down on a site that is supposed to be a constructive place to help bassists. And, also, that Geddy lee topic dissapointed me as well. Many TBers put down the main poster as "doing something wrong" for not knowing Geddy's lines after 18 years. Geddy Lee is defiinitely good, and to play his lines with perfect precision is very hard. I could get YYZ at like 80% accuracy after a week, but six months later, I had not mastered the song. I just dont see why people have to be elitists (dont act like this does not go on- it does) to give their ego a lift. People should share their knowledge and be accepting of others' information as well.