*ANOTHER* good one, Jerry!
As Mark Knopfler put it--"he's strictly rhythm, he doesn't want to make it cry or sing"...That's me.
Except that my rhythm isn't very strict, and, actually, I'd love to make it cry *and* sing, but I don't have the skills to do that yet.
Anyway, I find playing an effective rhythm guitar to be quite challenging, actually, and I'm getting enough skill to start to find it fun, instead of white-knuckle anxiety.
One thing sticks in my mind though...two years ago, I saw my long-ago guitar teacher (from whom I learned much) and told him that I was playing rhythm guitar mostly, he said, in what I took to be a disparaging tone, "Ah--just beating on the strings." I was kind of taken aback, and didn't pursue the topic--maybe I just caught him on a bad day. But I wonder how many musicians actually feel that way about rhythm guitar work.