I am back playing, almost a year now, again after taking about 20 years off. Believe me, I wasn't great to begin with. I am playing with a group of guys from work, these guys got me back into playing. After a few months and looking for an additional challenge, I answered a Craigslist item and went on an audition with another, more established group. To my supprise, I got the spot. I now play with both groups. (I actually surprised myself in going on the audition as I am usually too intimiated to even try out a bass at guitar center, in front of other bass players) I make my share of mistakes and have a limited song base. But I do not play too loud, have good equipment and I am always on time with a good attitude, pay for my share of the brewskis, and make an effort to learn the songs. Both groups tell me I am a good bass player (I don't know how I fooled hem ) and how glad they are that I am playing with them. Do you think there just aren't enough bass players to go around, or is it just that other musiciamns do not listen to what the bass player is playing? Or is a good attitude and being on time more important than talent?