I have been a disciple for Mike's playing ever since i was 14 years old and admired his techniques until this day . I bought all of his DVDs and have all his albums and currently waiting for my MAB7 warrior . In my opinion Mike is the most honest man when it comes to music ( i am pretty sure in real life too ) and his teaching really comes from his heart and that's rare ! i know many people who studies his dvd's and style who finally landed a good career in music because of him . ( i am one of them too ) .. this man deserves a trophy or medal or any international awards for many things ! not only because of his style of playing , but because he is an innovator , a true legend , an INSPIRATION , a guitar wizard and the fastest cleanest player out there ! his music shall always live forever ! and since i am a 3D artist as well . i am planning on creating a tribute for MAB in 3D which of course i'll show it here on the forum and i hope u guys will like it as well .