Neil Zaza's "Staring at the Sun" is easily one of my favorite instrumental albums. It's a total gem, pick a copy up. Oh, and his tone is to DIE for, particularly the semi-distorted stuff on that disc.
Dimitar's a talented bloke, but he tries WAY too hard to sound like Vai. He could be pretty good if he ever finds his own voice.
Guy I've gotten into lately - Vince Lupone. He's another mod over at www.sevenstring.org
and he's got some stuff on our jukebox (and is an all-around stand-up guy, to boot.
Coenen's pretty sick, too - I remembered being FLOORED by "Shoreline" back when I first signed up to mp3.com. It was like a Collective Soul (at their heaviest) riff with some SERIOUS lead guitar (actually, in passing, CS's Ross Childress is pretty nasty too - he's a big steve morse fan, and it shows).
Also, there was this guy I met on mp3.com named Terry Nealms who was absurd - this was a LONG time ago, but I remember him being more-or-less neck and neck with Rusty Cooley for sheer technique. Haven't heard a thing about the guy since, I wonder what happened to him?