I enjoy playing live - the feel you get from the crowd is great!
Recording is fun for me too - I could do that all day lon ;)
mostly guitarist like Satch, Vai and Petrucci, but also classical music like chopin, schubert, mozart, beethooven an all those others...
Sometimes I feel like everything I listen to influences me ;)
Music Man/Earnie Ball SUB1, Epiphone Les Paul, Zoom G9.2tt, DIY effect pedals, Kawai MP8, Sure SM-58, Yamaha Tyros, Soundcraft Spiit Folio Rack Pack Mixer, Alesis Microverb, Power Amp, Dynacord PA-Speakers (+Dynacord Subs), Tapco by Mackie S-5 Studio Monitors, Cubase SX3, Different VSTs and effects