I really don’t know the internet world of players very well.
I’m pretty familiar with the world of working, touring and gigging musicians.
It’s very different.
The thumb as a fretting tool is something I have never seen live. I did it to pull of some wild arrangement ideas in one song one time.
YouTube video makers are like action heroes
It’d be like - hey, I was taking a corner in my car, and my car didn’t go up on just two wheels. Should I be up on two wheels? I’ve been watching lots of videos where drivers take turns with drifts, or on two wheels. Is that normal?
Tapping, solo version of songs, playing 7 million miles an hour, ripping incredible solos… these are all fun to do - like dodging machine gun bullets, and killing all the bad guys, and jumping from building to building. It’s cool and - most importantly - it’s impressive and fun to watch.
They just don’t really come up in day to day practice / profession / performance and I think that opening the door to extremely specific, unorthodox and situational technique ideas is a mistake if the goal is to build a strong foundation on the instrument.