So...this year I started with either the mid-life crisis rock n' roll fantasy camp with Rocksmith and a Squire Bullet Stratocaster . I started leaning this way after my Guitar Hero guitar's strum button started working only partially and people wanted at least $80 for one on eBay and Craigslist. At that point, I thought if I were going to spend that money on a toy controller, I'd rather go for the real thing. Now, the last time I played a musical instrument was in high school and consisted of various brass instruments. Trombone to guitar, yeah. I still like tech, but I've leveled out, and want to try something new. I probably will get an amp next year so I don't have to rely exclusively on Rocksmith for playing. So, anybody else play?