I am into my own style of Heavy Metal and quite a few things as a listener. I certainly do not claim to be a virtuoso by any means... I realize I am generally average at many things I do... but I do them for my own enjoyment. I would consider myself to be of the same mold as KISS and WASP where I'll take a hit on skill and sloppiness at times but I have my own vibe. I am more interested in having my own style than being a perfectionist. I have spent alot of money through the years on musical gear, but it has never been an investment with financial gain in mind. I do it for the enjoyment and for being able to express thoughts and feelings at times too. Creating music is a great way to work through hard times and/or have a good time.