I feel exactly the same way. About guitar. As a bassist, I go the total opposite direction. I’ve always said that the entire outlaw country movement was played on four string basses in standard tuning. 99% of it was in the key of “D”. If that worked, and it did, then there is no need for a five string bass. But then again, I play guitar to be melodic and expressive. I play bass to provide a foundation, support the band, and basically lay brick. It’s what it’s for. I absolutely despise self-indulgence and/or soloing on a bass. I won’t do it. When I have the need to express myself in that fashion, I strap on a guitar. There is a reason I play both (played bass for years before I played electric guitar) and it’s that they are two completely different instruments with different purposes. They satisfy two of the very many different musicians who live in my head in very different ways. Which is why I suppose I have such different feelings about traditionalism regarding them.