what's up with that the whole 'smile-and-be-cute-and-make-it-look-effortless' thing and goofy thing that some of these metal kids do today?
that grinning 'oh, look at me... did I just play that? haha [modest, yet nervous giggle]. and i'm not even sweating? whoa, i did it again - is it supposed to be easy, haha?'
if you're not going to break a sweat, don't bother. nobody cares about how fast one bar of down-picking is going to be if it's followed by some alternate strumming, then some cute sweeps.
fucking boy bands
EDIT: just realized that came across as bashing periphery tunes. this could have been avoided if i were less arrogant and if you would have smiled less in the video. grouchy old men don't want to see you having fun, or you intentionally trying to show how easy it is for you to play. we'd rather see some passion...