Hey Folks, So I got Guitar Hero III for Christmas and have been playing it pretty frequently since then. Call me crazy, but I feel like it's had a positive effect on me musically. Now, before y'all jump on me, I'm not talking about phrasing here. This is purely a focus/sight reading thing. For those of you who don't know how the game works, different-colored discs move towards the player along an imaginary fret board. When these discs get to the bottom of the fret board, the player must push down the corresponding key with the left hand and simultaneously hit the "strum" button with the right hand. If one misses notes, the imaginary guitar makes an awful chipping sound and the imaginary crowd boos. It's far from actually playing a guitar, but it's a ton of fun. So the topic I'd like to pose for discussion is: Is Guitar Hero beneficial for musicians by helping one develop a greater sense of focus? Or is it just wasted time that would be better spent on the horn? ...Discuss!