Just started giving him a shot, (trying to listen to new music) and he actually is pretty good. I'm a little turned off by the attitude of the people who like him though. Yes, he's fast, but he also uses a shitload of reverb, distortion, delay, and wah. Not in every song or all at once, but its there. On every youtube video theres some argument going on about how he's the best, and that he's better than hendrix or someones else from that era. Thats like comparing apples and oranges really. If you want to say he's better than anyone (which still isn't fair, its a matter of opinion) says he's better than kirk hammet or that guy in slipknot. Bucketheads fast, but IMO David Gilmour can say more with 2 notes than almost anyone else can in an entire solo.