This seems to be a popular topic on this board, but I'm going to try it anyway. I've been playing with a hard rock band for almost two years now. Covers and originals, "our band is gonna make it" mentality. We run the gamut on gigs, some excellent, some not, but we're still booked through June with double-header weekends. Drugs have always been present in the band (I don't partake), and it never bothered me. Egos have always been STRONG, and it never bothered me before. But recently, I think I've had all I can take. The band auditioned a DJ after our CD release party, and I'm now pretty sure this isn't the direction I want to take musically. Recently, I ran into a girl and her boyfriend in need of a bassist. Great stuff; kind of like Incubus meets George Clinton. In two months, we've written 15 songs, as opposed to my other band's three in my entire tenure. What do I do now? Talent is about the same in either band, but do I give up the steady work to start over with a new band (the hard rock band is not THAT big)? Are less egos and drugs worth the transition? How should I approach this?