The thread called, "I suck" resonated with me. I personally feel my playing stalled out around age 21, and too many stagnant years since then have produced much discouragement with myself in how I play. I am far more likely to keep better track of my perceived deficiencies than my improvements, and it happens to sound like there might be a few of us who feel that way around here. I'm sure most people are far too humble to want to participate in this, but this is specifically for everyone out there who, more often than not, becomes self critical about your abilities. I would love to hear us as we each share one or two compliments that have stayed with you over the years that somebody said about your playing. This shouldn't be seen as bragging, and I hope the intent to edify each other is understood. My hope would be this might help reinforce a positive outlook for ourselves and for what keeps us going behind the instrument we love. I also think it would give us even better appreciation for one another on the topic we share a passion for, and hopefully foster even more mutual encouragement for each other. I really ask you receive this in that spirit as I volunteer the following and kick off the thread: 1) You just have a nice touch. 2) You think of things that no one else thinks to play. (I took that as a compliment and I'm sticking with that!) Okay, now YOUR turn!