personally I don't get offended by speed and players who can clearly show virtuosity are not simply noodling. I get into this argument a lot with other people, it's a never ending debate that shit guitarists really seem to hate, because it reflects their disappointment in knowing they'll never ever be able to play like them
I will never be able to play like them, and I count that as a blessing. With the exception of Keith Moon, I don't like drummers that make it all about themselves either. I don't respect any kind of musical showing off. It takes away from the song, or it becomes the song, and that to me makes it suck. Guitar wankers make music for guitar players. It simply doesn't get any lamer than that. Sorry.