I really got into music my 3rd year of college. I met some guys and gals around the dorm and we started playing some rock and roll tunes and going to the open mic at the campus coffee house. A guy in the dorm had a white Music Man he said he wanted to learn to play but I never saw him doing it. So I borrowed it for awhile. i liked it. I think some of the reasons I continued to play bass include: a) I'm a team player and don't mind not being in the spotlight b) Playing something simple and repetitive actually made other people happy c) The lines for bass players at the blues jams I wound up at a few years later were WAYYYYY shorter than the guitar player lines. d) There is a visceral component of throwing those heavy ropes around completely absent in guitar playing. How bout you?