I wonder how baffled and maybe even sad Hendrix might be to find the vast musical territory he significantly spearheaded the movement toward: Technical fast rock and blues-rock guitar; that has blossomed into huge album sales of repetitive scale playing through distorted amps. AFAIK his sometimes very fast accurate single note playing was a huge draw for new guitar players to try to learn, but the other parts of his style were interestingly enough, harder to master than shredding scales. There was fast single note playing in flamenco and Jazz, but kids weren't hearing that, and Hendrix set many of us on fire for guitar. More IMO than any other player, at least in his very short prime. The complaint that there are so many bad performances on record is fair, but his peak career was so short and demand for his music so high, that every scrap of tape was put out for public consumption. I doubt many artists have no bad public performances in their past, we just don't find those in releases. The Hendrix estate has been a legal battleground, and much garbage got sold out of it. He supposedly set a cassette dictation recorder on the stage as often as possible, to have a record of what he did. Probably didn't intend for any of it to become album material. He was pretty meticulous in the studio. I guess some of his performances were also hurt by drug use, or at least altered to be more exciting than technically great. I think it's safe to say that young audiences of today expect more technical polish and don't even dream of experiencing the soul intensity of the greatest artists who pioneered the music that exploded out of the '60s.