Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
My point is that musicianship and quality of musical product have little to do with each other.
But "quality" is always subjective.
In other words, "quality" = "what pleases me."
And it also depends: what are you trying to say musically, and how much musicianship is required to get your message across?
If your only goal is to be the guitarist in the Rolling Stones, then, obviously, less musicianship is required than if your goal is to, say, play the music of Andres Segovia or John Coltrane.
But I get your drift - Neither Keith Richards nor Neil Young are exactly virtuoso musicians, but I still dig them. Conversely, I share your sentiments re: DiMeola and Yngwie - they both bore me (not because they play with a lot of technique, but because of what they do, or don't do, as the case may be, with that technique.)