No, not like that! I mean when you are the only one who really knows how to setup the PA and where the rest of the band see anything more than plugging the leads in and moving the faders a little as unnecessary "fiddling".
I haven't actually had that scenario yet, as we haven't started gigging yet (our first booking is 16th Dec), but I've got a suspicion my idea of setting up the PA is going to be frustrating for them.
How do you get through the sound check without those with little understanding of what's required, getting bored?
Talking of... how long do you spend doing any ringing-out, EQing, level setting etc after you've got all the physical connections sorted?
Anything too stupid to be said..... is sung.