Yea, Bob I get what BR means.. its always the journey and never the destination. Never be a master, always be a student and thats what keeps the fire burning..Abe, I feel the same as you. We are about the same age and we have been down similar routes when it comes to playing.
The past few years have really been good to me as far as obtaining personal playing goals.BR once said when asked why he didn't play a larger kit that he hadn't fully learned how to play the drums that he already had.
It was a joke but I think that Buddy was being honest behind the humor.
Just like you, the last few years for me have been rewarding from a personal playing point of view too.. I guess thats what inspired me to make this thread : )