Agreed. Great way to put it.It's the way it's played. If it's played well and you don't do to many cornball tunes alot of people do like it. You have to make it exciting though with players that can do more than medium swing, realbook reading, cornball crap and can play with soul whether they are technical or not. That doesn't happen to often at the local level. It often sounds dreary and corny in my experience. Younger people can't relate to that, it's a turn off. I'm being simplistic I realize but I have had experience with it and I think there is some truth in what I'm saying. When you make it exciting people can relate to it.