Eventually, it all comes back to it. You think, as a youngster, that you have mastered it when you can play the pentatonics, but once you have seen all those other styles, you finally understand that Blues has taken everything that was unnecessary off to make your soul come out.
I also love the blues. Actually, I started learning blues last week when my guitar teacher introduced me to Stevie Ray Vaughn and told me Stevie's story and stuff. Now I love the blues and Stevie is my favorite guitarist even though he's dead.