"...now we know..." Umm, we do..? There are & have been many, many great guitarists, I'm not sure which one you've decided is the greatest. Here are a few greats, in my "wicked awesome" opinion: Jimi Hendrix David Gilmour Jimmy Page Eddie Van Halen Keith Richards Randy Rhoads Darrell Abbott ("Dimebag") Steve Vai Oli Herbert..... From the band "All That Remains." Keep an eye on him... he's amazing, he definitely has legend-potential. :) There are a lot more of them. Those I've named are only a few guitarists I think are some of the greatest... ;)
I am with you all the way. But as I've grown older I just starting caring less. I concentrate more on what makes me happy and realize that life is much better if you just let others be, regardless of how much you despise their interests. Just ignore the tripe and continue to be unique.