I am a little concerned. As some folks mentioned in BCee production thread drum&bass is in a complex situation where it is struggling to bring up something new(both technically and creatively) and progress as a genre. So many producers just copy success stories over and over again and general flavor just prefers those tunes so there is little motivation to get out of comfort zone. It is stuck in reese bass riffs and similar build-up drop patterns. People around admit that tracks are getting boring because they are all about same predictable shit! On the other hand experimentation is not advised because labels risk their money by signing tracks that might not appeal to crowds. Its all about fkin money! I like how our community here is not afraid of doing something completely different but most of us swim in amateurs sea too. I have heard that many ex-producers have already abandoned dnb in favor of something else, mostly minimal stuff? It seems like dnb is about to reach its performance peak(mby its already reached) and then will start to slowly decline in popularity. The whole situation is really wrecking me. I love drum&bass but I also love music production and as I desire to stay in business for a long time I need to keep an eye on general trends in music. At the moment the trend is clearly shifted towards something else but not dnb. It might be my personal(and kinda restricted) prospect on things but that is what i see now. Would like to hear your thoughts.