One of the best instruments to ever be played. The people that hate it either listened to some half-assed idiots attempt at music or are jealous because they know theyll never be cool enough to play it. Can be played solo, in a band or orchestra, small ensemble, or even a rock band such as Jethro Tull. It is a dificult instument that requires many hours of practice but its all worth it cause when youre good, youre damn good.
Females AND males can play it. And yes, straight males. Some of the best floutists are STRAIGHT males.
So stop hatin on us, cause youre just jealous. At least were not obnoxious like damn trumpeteers.