Hollowfox, I like your story. That about nailed the issue for me. I like any music that doesn't bore me, although I find that as I age, loud music has less and less appeal.
Matt R - I'm sorry to hear about your (temporary, I'm sure) setback. Either you have been victimized by poor judgment on the part of those between you and your calling, or there's something that you may have missed and need to work on. The toughest part is setting aside hurt pride to figure out where the truth lies. Either way, don't let the Bastards get you down! I'm sure that you'll work it out. Best of luck.