I've gone through this now and then and it's real. There are times when his playing is so profound that I've felt my own playing doesn't measure up. One goal as a drummer was to have the effect he had on things and it's never happened. It's disappointed me greatly. I've had some fun..no doubt but in the end his prowess haunts me. I've been depressed at times with the weight of this on my mind. Have any of you had such high goals that they've been unreachable?. This feeling hit me again this afternoon. It takes me awhile to snap out of it but his playing will forever be a weight I'll carry. Anyway....Dr. Phil has no answers believe me. Not asking for a pity party..just an honest judgement on your own abilities.