In my short tenure here, a lot of posters (or maybe just a few very vocal ones) seem to think TGP is incredibly negative. While I respectfully disagree, I will acknowledge that threads tend to get derailed with senseless bickering and butthurt. Unfortunately, the negativity won't go away as long as posting is anonymous and IMS exists. Instead of complaining about the perceived negativity, I say we let out our anger and frustrations regarding TGP, music, instruments, or whatever (within the rules, obviously) without fear of reproach. It really is frustrating to read 2 pages of an interesting thread, when all of a sudden becomes "my dad can beat up your dad." This is a thread for you to let it out without having to argue. Keep in mind, this is all opinion. -- Joe Bonamassa is the most boring musician I have ever heard. If this is what the electric guitar is supposed to sound like, I'm taking up the accordion. With that said, I respect your right to listen to and enjoy him. Just please don't shove him down my throat and call me an idiot. (I'm sorry, I had one really nasty encounter with a forum member over Joe once). -- Stop posting threads in response to other threads. Last night there were three threads in the Electric Guitar forum about hating signature guitars. Post it in the same thread. It makes the argument easier to follow. -- On that note, learn to consolidate threads. 12 threads on the front page about the new Van Halen single/tour/album is ridiculous. -- New music that sounds 40 years old is not new music. -- This is an open forum filled with people from all walks of life with all sorts of tastes. Embrace the diversity. It would be incredibly boring if we all liked the same stuff. -- Money can't buy you happiness...or talent -- Cover bands and orchestras are not the same thing. Stop trying to create a straw-man argument with this nonsense. -- "What low-watt boutique amp for punk rock?" -- I think you're missing the point. -- Learn to take criticism about your favorite artist. Bonamassa is a brat, Mayer is a douchebag. Whatever. Whatever is pissing you off in the world of TGP, post it, let it out. Maybe by embracing our anger, we can actually have a decent discussion. (Damn, that is some hippy sounding drivel). This is not meant to start a riot; I'm not here to argue with anyone. If you disagree, post it. Don't expect a response. If you really hate me, PM me.