That’s an excellent question.
And the short answer is: When you’re young, you go where the money is. And the slightly longer answer is: Hey I love all the music I’ve ever gotten to play professionally. But we all have to follow our heart. Some of the most difficult conversations I have ever had have occurred over the past few years from totally well-meaning friends and prior associates begging me to wake up and smell the smooth jazz. It’s really hard when your friends look at you like, ‘Hey brother. Stop wasting your time on all that astral/prog crap and get back to making some real music. You know, like you used to.’ They mean well. You know who you are. 😀