After having not played in 12 years, I picked up the bass again last month when our church's bass player quit. Back when I was an active player I was self-taught with only 4 years under my belt playing originals in a rock band. I played bass 'cause it sounded cool and I liked being on stage rocking out, wasn't really interested in being a 'good' bass player even though many people, even other bass players, said I was good, I knew they didn't know what the hell they were talking about. Now I'm much older and find myself in a different place. When I picked up the bass again last month I discovered a passion for it that I never had before and find myself practicing every day out of the desire to be better, something I've never done before. Anyways, I have the goal of becoming a good, solid bass player. So at what point can someone call themselves that? Is there even an objective way of determining it or will it forever be a purely objective call?