How calloused are the fingertips on your left hand (right hand for the lefties)? Mine are pretty gnarly, I was making a quesadilla on the Foreman grill two nights ago, accidentally touched fingertips to grill and didn't notice.
The wife has recently complained about it as well, what the hell am I supposed to do, rub lotion on them? Take a break from practicing my shit? Hell no, says I.
I played really fast metal for years with nothing lower than 11's, and my fingers were never really calloused. The side of my right pink is a different story, though. I rest it on the strings when I tremolo pick, and it's like granite. It's not as bad because I don't play as much anymore, though.
my fingers on both my left and right hand are very very calloused. i am mainly an acoustic player and i use a medium to heavy gauge string so i get a huge work out when i play. i use a lot of finger picking so i actually have gnarly callouses on both my hands.
i kind of like them, i play so much that i need them, when i take long breaks my fingers get real tender and it actually hurts to play for a few days after i start playing again. i hate that so i just keep them hard. plus it helps cause i use my fingers a lot and it protects them quite a bit.
since I started using very light strings on my electric I've barely had callouses at all. I stopped playing acoustic for a long time and now when I try to pick it up to play it hurts my fingers and I have to do a decent amount of work to play the same things I play on electric.
I play Electric and Flamenco, so all of my finger tips are very calloused, and I don't mind it. The callouses from lifting are an annoyance when it comes to women though.*Edit* I play both styles of guitar each about 3 hours or more a day.