I'm almost finished watching Pete Thorn's Sunday live epi 93. Anyways, he stated something that has resonated with me and echoes the sentiments that I had for some years.That being that the two real big game changers has been Jimi Hendrix followed by EVH, and essentially lots of great players in between and after. We're talking major game changers here. I'm too young to BE THERE for Jimi, but I do remember how when EVH came on the scene he literally made me and half of the young kids on my block want to pick up the guitar, buy star licks cassettes, and put striped tape on our cheap Hondo guitars. Many gave up after a few years, but some of us soldiered on. I can imagine that Jimi had this same effect on kids in the late 60's.I've always used the analogy that what EVH did for our generation is essentially what Tony Hawk did for kids later on wanting to pick up skate boards..Is this a fair analogy/comparison?.I can't really think of another one to use..I just don't know any other way to explain this to my now 20 year old nephew and some of his friends who picked up the guitar. I'm out of touch a little bit with who they look up to. Are there even any contemporary players that are even close to having the same effect as EVH or Hendrix had on past generations?