I'd rather be a hack at playing all the stuff I like than to be great at only one thing.
Some of the truly great rock and roll albums are great because they didn't pick a style. Led Zeppelin and the Beatles come to mind, and one thing they have in common is they seem to have done whatever they wanted. I also think that many newer bands have very short shelf lives BECAUSE they pick a style that dies when the style is no longer popular.Obviously there are a few gifted souls who seem to be able to be pretty good at playing in just about any style, but they tend to also be focused pros without day jobs. I'm realizing in order to make progress I'm going to have to narrow my focus, but I dabble in several somewhat unrelated styles. I see advantages to and would enjoy going several different directions, but I really don't have time both long or short term to really make progress without making a decision. Anyone else face this issue, and if so, did you resolve it?