Well it's been 18 minutes now since i became "old school" and i can still play halfway decent... and no, my gear is not "retro" or "vintage" now.... ..... actually i'm stoked. for the first time in my life i can play music as my job and i am touring often. I got bent with bands and egos when i was much younger and almost gave up playing. turns out it was my ego and smartassed attitude that needed work. you young 'uns (ha!) just stick with it and don't ever get discouraged. you WILL rock.