Russ, there is no question about their playing skills, which far exceeds the vast majority of most of the musicians I know. I only wish I had those skills to go along with my ability to entertain. If that were the case, I could have made hundreds of dollars, like Don Mason.
PSR-S950, TC Helicon Harmony-M, Digitech VR, Samson Q7, Sennheiser E855, Custom Console, and lots of other silly stuff!
K+E=W (Knowledge Plus Experience = Wisdom.)