I've noticed on this and other forums there seems to be two types of players (roughly, and of course I'm stereotyping a bit). One type is totally hooked on equipment, mpcs especially, and thinks every little difference in equipment is of utmost importance. They also seem to think practicing is a thing of rigidity and routine. Like if one session varies or is missed, or exact routines aren't followed, somehow dire consequences will result. Warmups need to follow some set routine as well for good results. I think of this as the "Made of Glass" type. On the other hand you have players who seem to say, ya equipment is a neat topic, can have an effect, but just get me a good horn and a couple good mpcs maybe and I'll adjust to whatever is needed by the situation. For practicing the attitude seems to be, know and practice the fundamentals as best you can, but most importantly play play play. Warmups are minimal if at all. This is the "Made of Steel" type. I'm wondering if any veteran players (either are pros or regularly rub elbows with the pros) here have noticed this AND if they have any insight into which is more prevalent with top players. Like from what I've read about Arturo, he'd seem to be in the made of steel category. Personally, and my opinion on this is almost worthless since I'm such a newb, I'd think made of glass players would tend to be the younger less experienced players, sort of "the horn makes the player". And veteran pros would be the steels, "player makes the horn".