some of the best bands in the world didn't get discovered until all the members had been playing well into their thirtys. just because some bands are comprised of young kids who step in shit with a hot sound... doesn't mean it's going to last. Most bands that have lasting power were a long time in the making. and like everyone else said. It's 99% about the fun and 1% about the fame and fortune. Maybe you feel like you need to hit it big to move out of mommys house. I've got a great life, a good job, and a family... so i don't NEED to make it big. But I love to play metal so why the fuck not?