Okay, well im 18 and i find that EVERYONE i know who plays an instrument (especially bass and guitar) rate players by the most difficult piece of music playable. When im anywhere with these people and i play some slap bass (which is my prefered style) they get all hyped up about it. I don't think anyone thinks im showing off, because i never seek the attention. So anyways. im getting to the point right now. Whenever i go to a music store and i feel like trying out a bass (which is quite rare because i know i can't afford a new bass). and well, i want to play my own style but i can hear all these little kids critizing about how i think im good, and too be honest it bothers me. the funniest song to play in the world is classical thump and i love to play it, but i don't wanna play it at the stores. is this just me? do you guys judge like that at stores when you see kids like myself playing fast riffs apposed to grooves?