I have never really embraced it. I don't dislike it and some people make it sound cool (in moderation.) Recently, I saw a Stanley Clarke tribute concert that featured alot of well known bassists. At the end there was a big jam and everyone was pulling, slapping and popping their tails off. Instead of a bass jam it sounded like a drum battle. None of the music we do (rock, blues, country) has any of that to speak of. Anyone feel lukewarm towards slapping like I do, or am I about to get pelted with rocks and garbage?