I have a feeling that that was directed towards me my experience with the LR was awful but I know that they're definitely not all bad. That out of the way, I actually had a very similar experience a couple weeks ago. As soon as I tried my new warburton mouthpiece, I could immidiately tell a difference. Between then and now, I've been practicing for more than 2 hours a day, as well as having lessons with various people from colleges that I applied to. It made me want to play more, and I felt really good about my playing at the lessons partly because of it. If anyone is interested, the mouthpiece is a 2md top with an 8* backbore.