I've been really looking at my "goals" as a bassist since I've had to streamline my practice time due the demands of my life (work,kids,etc). I used to want to slap like mad and be this fierce,monster bassist. I think that's the young,male,egotistic,cocky,competitive shredder thing that is in alot of us musicians. Now,I don't even listen for the "difficulty" of the music being played-I'm much more into the fat groove than anything. I want to hear and play something that makes someone shake their a*s. And I'm not that old,31. I was just wondering how many bassists out there want to hear and play music of virtuosity (Myung,Pattitucci,etc) and how many just love the groove,or just love to rock? Are you happy playing a support role,or is your goal to be a soloist?