In a recent magazine interview, Marty Friedman might have drawn flak for his Hendrix comment. Then again, it's a personal preference; we are free to choose the heroes we worship. The world might revere a particular individual but we're not obliged to follow. Friedman stated his non-preference for Hendrix & it's largely personal. He also advised players not to succumb to peer pressure.
I don't listen to Hendrix either. 😑