The various levels of disrespect bass players get from other musicians, either intentionally or unintentionally, is fairly well documented. The one that grinds my gears is being treated that way by builders and merchants of music related goods. I have just as much money as a guitar player, you should really want to separate me from it. I have gnashed my teeth and lamented the lack of gear choices in stores, the number of chart\tabs books for bass, and the iffy quality of both when they are available. Now that I'm getting into DYI recording I have found a new target at which to aim my ire: Amp sim and impulse responses. The options for plugins are vast, but the number of them for bass, and the variety of them is maddeningly small. You can find a sim of every damn fool version of a guitar amp Marshall, Orange, or Mesa ever made. If all I wanted was Ampeg sims, I'd be covered. (These guys do know there are more bass amp builders on the planet than Ampeg, right?) I can get plugin packs that will contain 70 heads, out of which maybe 12 will be for bass. Plus maybe 4 cabs out of 50 will be for bass. So I can spend too much on stuff I won't use (guitar heads, cabs, pedals, rack gear) or can't use (every 12" guitar speaker ever made, check; any speaker options for bass, STFU) or get free one with generic tones I wouldn't wish on anyone. MAKE STUFF FOR BASS PLAYERS AND WE WILL BUY IT.