I suppose I already know what most of the responses are going to be, but I figured I'd put my scenario out there. I love bass, or should I say, I admire it, but I don't love playing it anymore. I've been playing for about 4 years, and I feel like I only really enjoyed it for the first year and a half. After that it seems like I've just been going through the motions. I get inspired by bass players on ocassion, but then as soon as I get my bass near me, I lose the inspiration. I don't have the focus to practice or to even play along with music any more. I know that most would say that I should take a break, but that's the thing.. I've been on a break basically for almost 2 years, with no real change. To make things more complicated, I'm also a drummer. I've have my times with that where I've gotten frustrated and gone away from the instrument, either not played for months, or once I did sell my kit and didn't play for a year and a half. But, I've started to come back to it and while I used to think of bass as my real instrument because there was no physical barrier "holding me back", I'm starting to feel like drums is my real instrument. That I just have more of a connection to it. I know that I'm more interested in learning new things with the drums and actually practicing. For me it also is sort of a constant physical accomplishment that I always want to try and get over. I guess what it comes down to, and the point of my ramble, is that I want to get good at atleast one instrument in my life, where I can be proud of what I do. I just know that between my interest level and time, I personally can't do both. It's either one or the other. If I focus my energy on the drums, the bass will just sit there, never get played, and I won't get any better. I just don't see the point of owning a bass, especially a more expensive one like my Read, if I'm just going to plunk around on it for 15 minutes once in a while, not learn anything new, and put it back. I could use the money for other things and my mind just needs to be focused on one thing.