Wow the internet critics are out in full force on this one. Maybe JD Simo is just a dude who REALLY LOVES to play guitar, has awesome talent, and is taking a no compromise path of playing what ever inspires him in that moment, while trying to take it as far as he can. What is wrong with that? What he is doing inspires a lot of us, very much! Isn't that the highest thing we can do with our talents? If you don't feel the music, just listen to who YOU like. Why take jabs at him, his music his approach, his weight? Just listen to something else. What does that say about you? You think JD Simo may not read your words? No wonder well known musicians avoid these places. Phil X is obviously a musical genius, with spontaneity, repertoire and command of the instrument that is off the charts. If you don't care for him, why don't you just keep that to yourself and perhaps show us somebody who inspires you, instead?