As more of a riff player than shredder who does know a few sweeping arpeggios I think they are over done. I was kinda done with them way back in the Yngwie Malmsteen days. I mean it is cool when used to accent the end of a solo but when it's done over and over it just gets old. Don't get me wrong, Yngwie, Satch, Vai, Gilbert are all awesome players and I can definitely appreciate what they do but I like more story telling in solos or solos that fit the song well and not the whole song being a solo. Petrucci to me is great and also very tasty I guess to me the players I always like because of melodic playing would be players like Schenker, Schon, Beck, Trower, Frampton and the like. Sure, they may not be anywhere near as technical as the other guys but there was some real soul in what they played. Lot's of people can play fast. Hell I even saw a video of a 9 year old Asian girl that was totally shredding. I mean I would watch Jeff Beck bend a note just one note and I could bend the same note but, not like him. So, sweeping arpeggios, over done?