Re: Gene Simmons..oh dear
As Pollyanna said, he is just projecting his own motivations onto a broad group of people. I've learned to avoid speaking for groups, it rarely works out right.
I play because when I was a kid my older brothers played and I thought they were the coolest thing ever. So I play to be cool. It hasn't worked, but I love it. :)
Oh, and to get laid and make lots of money, of course. Still waiting on a lot of that, too.