reading what you write hip is like watching an amazing motivational speaker. your right, power chords do become a crutch for the newer musicians such as myself. i admitted this a while ago and have since been learning new things. but i also believe that complicity ( word?) does not necessarily make a song great. some things that are even so simple, not just in music but anything, can be just as beautiful and amazing as something complicated. But i do aspire to be at the musical god level of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani and Alex Lifeson and this swedish guy whose name i forget but plays in Children of Bodom.
"a tolls a toll, and a rolls a roll, and if we don't get no tolls... then we don't eat no rolls "