Right, but unless you can buy yourself a secluded villa somewhere, these are the types of annoyances we all ought to be able to deal with. Not saying Floyd is "wrong" for feeling the way he feels, but I warrant he'd save himself a ton of heartache down the line if he just adjusted his expectations regarding his fellow man right here and now. Hell, it may turn out that he even enjoys the newfound freedom that comes with such a mentality adjustment. I say this as a pretty white collar dude who could afford live in a much "nicer" neighborhood - I'll live with the "rednecks" over the do-gooders and soccer moms any day. It seems rednecks are pretty live and let live neighbors, regardless of their political opinions (few of which I personally agree with). As it turns out, my redneck neighbors who do their own autowork in their driveways and light of fireworks in the street don't seem to mind at all that I have my guitar amp blaring for 5 hours per week or so. Anyway, I've said my peace, so I'll leave now. Didn't mean invalidate the OP's feelings, but sure, I'll admit seeing a guy on a metal forum complain about someone playing drums across the way did hit some type of nerve.