I see the misguided anger and frustration here pretty regularly but reading the Edge thread really brought a lot of it out. Seriously, what the f**k is wrong with a blues jam? You're too artsy? You're so much better than everyone else? The blues is beneath you? Old guys having a blast wanking on expensive guitars that you don't feel like they deserve to own rubs you the wrong way? Young kids shredding metal licks on their Schecters over Cissy Strut makes your blood boil? You're a supposed "pro" and are appalled that these no talent hacks are playing every Tuesday night for free and you can't get a paying gig on a Saturday night? You can make a better personal choice and just not go to the blues jam or just appreciate it for exactly what it is - a chance for people to do what they love and let off some steam. And what's wrong with lawyers (or anyone else) owning nice expensive guitars? You don't think they're worthy? But you are? My favorite is when people dismiss these folks as people that can't play because of their job type or bank account. Well, the only lawyer I know personally that plays guitar would smoke most of you. I also know a bunch of millionaires that can play their ass off and dirt poor people that suck hard. And vice versa, the ability to play well has nothing to do with your income bracket. Again, there's an opportunity for a better personal choice here, save up money for the expensive guitar yourself if it's that much of an issue to you or just be happy for the person that has been fortunate enough in life to be able to buy these guitars.