'Elitism' (dominance by a select group) - just looked it up! OK. The 'very' best players like to play in the 'very' best bands. But why as an amateur hobby, do they expect remuneratuion for their efforts? Wot became of loyalty, commitment? did it ever exist? An analogy. Only 3 or 4 football teams are capable of winning the premiership - I hope that's not the way banding is going..... Opps, last years' National Finals; Grimey, Fodens, Cory, Dyke. Is this a healthy situation? What can be done?