Yeah, and then there's all the hammer-ons, slides, "string rakes," and other neat little techinques that can really change the feel of a song. Now there's something you can't do with a piano!
Oh, California? Dang, ain't been there in...ever, to be honest. Well, maybe if both of us just happen to be driving through Kansas...
Hans Zimmer! That's the guy! I keep forgetting his name. Yeah, he does a great job with the composing of that kind of stuff.
Oh, and you're welcome about the POTW thing! There has been a lot of confusion going around about Sheer Force and its effect. Heck, there's a few moves I'm still unsure about.