Not trolling, I swear, I honestly don't understand it. I'm sure I'm gonna get some irate responses over this, that's ok.Most curious to hear a less angrily reactive infatuated view point, and a more 'just regular' infatuated view point. Thanks. He's not a particularly impressive guitar player to me. I get that he used effects very well, and had clever note placement, but so did Hendrix, and I think it would be very hard for anyone to genuinely argue Gilmour even lives in the same dimension as Jimi; other than based on their taste alone. Don't get me wrong, Gilmour is a very accomplished guitar player and Floyd ( I had every album) was one of my favorite bands as a kid, but I do not understand the amount of idolatry surrounding him. He basically plays/played slow, white guy blues thru delay and modulation. He is not exceedingly harmonically clever, nor does he wow me with soulful playing ( my opinion, but I think it's a solid argument) I guess if you are really into the soaring guitar rock solo thing, he embodies that, but so do so many other players from that time period, and frankly, they have more command over their instruments. Again, not trolling, just don't know what everyone seems to find so exciting about his playing that other famous guitar players of the era don't do just as well or better. P.S. not a Jimi vs. Dave thing here, just the obvious example. P.P.S. when I say obsession, I do mean obsession- I am not asking about the casual fan- I am asking about people that build whole DG pedal boards/rigs....I guess I should have been more clear on that, sorry.