I usually see it not so much as complaining but rather expressing opinions. Bob's playing might seem sloppy, or even be sloppy, to some folks out there. Especially musicians.
Not to me (both a fan and musician). It is strange at times no doubt, but not so much sloppy as strange. I really think he knows exactly where he is going, and sometimes I just dont get it. And I know sometimes my family doesnt get my guitar playing too.
i play guitar, have played for 25 years, professionally and for fun, and i can certainly see that bob's not perfect, and yeah, 'sloppy' might even be a fair characterization at times....but to me, that's half the fun and i sure as hell i don't feel the need to point it out at every turn in order to demonstrate my self-perceived superiority
you want perfection? go see some lame ass act that plays their songs exactly the way they are on the album, or better yet get yer ass to the philharmonic
there probably was a time, however, when i was around this wlewis fella's age where i also acted like a petulant little doosh and used to like to cut down other musicians to make myself feel better <<shudder>>