What's the deal with the hatred for metronomes. I just read Jeff Berlins advice to a newbie - saying as I've heard before - "no metronomes". I started practicing with a metronome a couple of years ago and it has improved my playing immeasurably. It has made me a way tighter, more precise player - has helped with my speed, strength, sense of time and overall ability. I could see somebody saying they don't like metronomes, or they don't think they're helpful to them - but to constantly put the things down as being usesless is being a bit thoughtless (IMO). Metronomes are a great practice tool for some of us not so accomplished players. Anybody with or against me on this?