I'll agree with that!! Holy cow, I've played modes till I could puke, then I play them some more. When I'm not playing, I review them in my head. My new approach to learning them is to learn one at a time, versus trying to learn all 7 and getting them mixed up. Right now, I can pretty well shag through ionian, dorian, and phrygian. Lydian and mixolydian are pretty simple, so I should get them under my fingers quickly. Tonight will be devoted to working with them. One thing that helps me more than anything is to jump around in the mode instead of playing it chromatically. Plus, I can get a little "groove" going and it's more fun. Especially with a drum loop playing. (yeah, yeah...I know...that's performing....I'm a bad, bad, boy).