I had heard of Tim Miller but never listened to him until you spoke of him. I dig him, a lot. That guy grooves. Thanks for the tip.
I had never heard of Lionel until I happend upon a clinic he was giving and found him to be interesting and inspiring and filled with intellectual groove so, I cant comment on your emotional downward spiral about him and coffee shop cds.
Nobody is trashing intellectual players its just that when you want to let loose and have fun and be inspired you want groove (or a fun concert, hip-hop at a club, a movie.) And when you want to learn, be inspired, grow your brain you can dig on intellectual tunes. (or a text book, or politics or religion.)
Some players lean one direction more than other directions, in peoples opinion, and people where expressing that so dont get worried about killing peoples buzz. I think we all have a pretty good grasp on whats going on. No hype buzzing in our ears guideing us to what we will say is hip.
Dont take it so personal. Or maybe lay off the intellectual for a bit and go shake your ass.