to other musicians, generally. Most of the time, professionals do not publicly put down other players. It's as important as learning your scales (although some think that's not terribly important). Everyone has players they dislike. Why insult them and those who like them? I've been guilty of this--in fact, once I posted somewhere that I was not crazy about a particular well known player's original music and he emailed the next day. I had to fess up to it and frankly, it took quite a while for those wounds to heal, if they ever have. I make it a habit of trying not to post negatives--it makes me look worse than the person I'm criticizing. We run in a pretty small circle--you'd be surprised at how some circumstances bring unlikely characters together. It's best not to travel with that kind of baggage.