You know, the first thing you think when you see something like this is something along the lines of "Holy Free DLC, Batman!" but when you think about it a little more, it's a really great opportunity. It's great to have a wealth of songs at your disposal, but the most exciting part is getting involved in the creation process. Playing the songs may be a lot of fun, but being able to provide feedback on the songs in order to make them even better sounds so cool to me that I can't help jump at the chance!
Another part of getting involved in the RBN Peer Review system is the exposure to all different kinds of music. It's a credit to Harmonix how eye-opening just a quick game of Rock Band 2 can be to someone with musical reservations. After downloading over 400 songs in DLC, I've found myself enjoying songs I'd never even considered listening to through the game, and it's conditioned me to always be on the lookout for interesting groups or artists that I may not have been open to before. Not only is the RBN Peer Review system twice as good for finding new bands, it's glorious to someone like me who's musical reservations have been completely broken down entirely. I'm excited to play any song!
I cut my teeth on Guitar Hero II and have been playing expert on all instruments since the first Rock Band, but that's not as important as the fact that I play about 10-15 hours a week with my family and friends, who are non-expert players. Now, I'd venture a guess that a lot of people active on the forums and excited for this opportunity are dedicated, expert-level players. Heck, I'm one myself! But one thing I've seen stressed throughout the RBN documentation is that starting from Expert and working down, while necessary, is a difficult task, and is harder to get feedback for. While I play at expert, my family works on all different difficulties- hard drums here, medium vocals there, easy guitar, etc. In volunteering for the RBN Peer Review, I would be able to provide feedback on all different skill levels from the engaged perspective of someone comfortable at each level and not, say, jaded by playing on a difficulty that's "too easy." I spend most of the time that I'm rocking with these guys, so dedication is not an issue- they're as into the game as I am!
I've got all the qualifications- the US Live Gold membership, and the PC. Thanks so much for putting this call out! It seems like a great way to get feedback.
Edit: It can't hurt to clarify that I'm over 18. I figured I would get that out of the way.