So I have several pet peeves when it comes to worship and making sure it's human factors (leadership, arrangements, venue, sound, timing, etc) are done well. But today I'll just mention one peeve.
I feel sorry for singers when the sound is not adjusted so we can hear them (at least a little, so they give us the lead as we attempt to sing tunefully and in time).
Normally a sound maladjusted guitar or keyboard can be heard. And drums normally need the volume turned down! But singers sing their hearts out and all too often are not heard which means ... they might as well not be singing.
So, sound guys and girls. Listen up. If the singers are not being heard, bring them up a notch or two on the desk so they can lead and we can follow!