Great discussion! I certainly agree that our individual styles are defined as much by our shortcomings as well as our abilities. For most of us, there will always be somebody better or faster. While it is good to look to others styles and techniques for inspiration, don't throw in the towel because you can't play like Doc Watson or whoever. Practice will develop your abilities, and listening different musicians will give you ideas and inspiration. Last of all, don't forget to have fun. I doubt that most of us are in it for the money.