Me too! But there are others out there which definitely are not stuffy. My Stomvi Elite, for example. With a Curry DC in it, I can play a la Ruby Braff, or peel the paint off the wall when I let it out. I switched to trumpet the other night in this little jam group I am a part of in which the rhythm is carried by guitar. It actually felt wrong! Back quickly to the mellow cornet, please.