I'm just wondering. How many people on here think their technique outweighs their chops, or, vice versa? Back in the day, I was all about the chops, baby! But, now? Oh, man. I take extreme pride in my clean (I think so, at least) technique. I'll be 47 on Christmas. It seems the older I get, the more I take pride in my technique, over my fancy chops and licks that I could play every other measure in a song. Gee, I never thought I'd use the words chops and licks in the same sentence..... It just don't seem right, for some reason. Replies, or opinions?