I've been thinking about this ever since reading that huge nickelback thread, and actually sitting down to listen to them. They aren't that bad. is t because musicians take so much time to study their theory, practice there scales and soloing to death, that they don't like to hear the idea that all you really need is a good chord progression, strong melody, and good hook, for a good song? i love blues music with a lot of soloing, i love fusion stuff. I love your scott hendersons, robben fords, eric claptons, stevie ray vaughans. but ik also love john mayer, i love jason mraz, i dig a bunch of nickelback tunes, i love dave matthews, ray lamonagne, brad paisley, a whole bunch of singer songwriter stuff. i don't dismiss any of it just because it happens to be played on the radio, so therefor it must be bad. to be honest, most of the time i enjoy a good song played on an acoustic, with a good melody, good hook. and NO GUITAR SOLO ANYWHERE TO BE FOUND.