Re: Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz here!
Thanks, and I hope I can give back some of what I get from the collective knowledge and experience here.
I've only turned down gigs because of a scheduling conflict, or timing (I recently got a call in the middle of dinner to do a gig an hour later,) or if the money and travel didn't work out, which is not to say I have to make money on every gig, but I try not to lose money either.
But I've never turned down a gig based on musical preference, because basically, I like playing drums, and the music around me doesn't really affect that passion. I do like some genres better than others, but I don't dislike a style enough to avoid playing drums when given the opportunity.
I play whenever I can.