I too am a comeback player. I was one of the best trumpet players in the state in the late 70's.Then, when I graduated, I wanted to be a long hair rock and roll guitar player. So, for the next 30 years, thats what I did.Never touched the trumpet.I even had a personal invite from a college prof to be in the music program in 1979 and I BLEW IT!!! So, about a year ago, after getting laid off from my job of 10 1/2 years permanently, I took some of my 401k moolah, went and bought a new horn, and am playing trumpet again. Why? Because for 2 reasons-the first being my love for music, and 2-for my re-kindled love for the trumpet.Now, will I ever be as good as I was 30 years ago? Yes, if I work my *ss off, but if not, its still a pleasure to be playing the trumpet again, and since everyone and their brother plays guitar nowadays, I can get jobs playing and be the only horn player ther(I love that!) Plus, it brings back fond memories of years ago!!