Almost totally agree - just I never get bored with it! Some of my material has been in my set list for 25 years, but so has my in-between patter. I'm there to entertain, and if somebody asks for something I don't have, if I think it's good I'll add it for next time. If a piece doesn't get good applause I drop it. One big advantage is that if I don't gig for several months (it does happen), I just need a few days' practice to bring it all back. I go into a deep state of relaxation while playing, and my fingers just find the right notes. If you're in a band that is developing a following, then I'd have thought it was good sense to stick to a basic set list, and add topical stuff (like Christmas) when the time comes. EVERYBODY likes things that are familiar, that's why big bands start with the new stuff before going into the ones everyone knows.