I go to the Old School BMX Reunion every year with anticipation that somehow I would/could maintain any kind of reasonable dignity with the progression I've made through the year - but no. All the old school guys just absolutely shred at flatland and ramps and I pretty much sit and watch, or session the 2ft. ledges as per usual.
While being honest with how lackluster my riding style is in the face of contemporary BMX, I am also honest about what my riding can be. While realizing my limitations, I've also used them to rethink my bike set-up (many think riding full brakes, four pegs and a gyro is confining - I'd argue it's freeing), my riding environment and what my physical capabilities are. Best of all - with the inability to do certain things, it drives me to use my creativity and imagination to try different things outside of current trends. My limitations have given me a palette of very few colors to work with - from which I can paint a unique picture of the riding I not only can do - but I want to do.
I like that I suck at riding. I don't have to stress over emulating the current trends of big rails and gigantic transitions and brakeless ventures into El Toro level stair gaps. Instead, I can pull from my limited trick bag and think up endless ways to approach an old wooden planter box, and not once have to consider grinding it.