He became a very creative musician, and even some of those early solos (Hamburg and the Cavern) with their Scotty Moore influence had his own stamp on them. Sounds like he had great friends, and I can imagine there were thousands of wonderful 'living room' jams. Even a chunk of 'intrigue' now and then to keep a person from getting too complacent. Can't ask for much more.
I'll bet he was chuffed (Geez I'm picking up heather's expressions) when Ol' Frank Sinatra said that "Something" was "one of the best damn songs ever written"! 'Course Frank thought it was a "Lennon McCartney song".....but WE knew.
Take a break George, ya done good!