This has been a pet peeve of mine. Why do so many well established bluegrass artists feel that they have to bring in "crack" musicians when it comes time to do a recording project? I can understand if you want Dobro on your recording and your touring band does not carry one, but why bring in Sam Bush or Stuart Duncan or Rob Ickes if you have a competent member in your band that would suffice? Is it for name recognition only and to move more "product" if you have high profile names on your project? Not to mention how this must make the players in the band feel when they realize they are not "good" enough to actually record with. True, there are certain acts that stick with the ones that got them there (i.e. Blue Highway, Del McCoury, etc.), but Bluegrass seems to do this much more often than other genres of music. Face it, if you have Rob Ickes come and lay the Dobro down, it is gonna sound like Rob Ickes in your band and not a true representation of what you actually sound like live. Does this bother any one else as much as it does me?