I think it's pretty cool. Back when I was in high school, I was basically a nobody until my senior year. Our school both put on a production of the play "Grease" and our music director started a jazz band. Well, some people knew I played bass so they just casually mentioned my name to the people who were in charge of this stuff. So they asked me to play both Grease and the Jazz band. It was really cool, cause people actually looked up to me, cause I played bass. (And I doubled a little on guitar during Grease, I played my half assed rockabilly riffs in a few songs ) About 5 or 6 people went out and bought guitars that year because of me. One kid, that I inpsired took up bass and he is now the new jazz bassist since I graduated. I went and saw him play last year, and I can tell that if he truly chases a life in playing bass, he can and will surpass my playing abilities, which would be quite an honor. I'm not bragging about who I inspire or anything. I'm actually quite humble about my playing and the fact that I had this impact on people. I remember when I was first learning the baSSics, (chessy pun intended ) I would look up to guys like Donald Duck Dunn, Flea, Timothy B. Schmit, and my old man, and just think "Wow, I want to be that someday". And then to reach a level of playing where there are people looking at me saying the same thing, is one of the greatest feelings in the world. I consider it, my greatest accomplishment as a musican. (Greater, than starting a band, greater than recording an album, and greater than the feeling I get when our lead singer hands me my money after a great gig..........which is still a pretty damn good feeling, but it still doesn't beat this feeling) So I was wondering if you guys and gals have had similar expierences, and if you would care to share them.