I resisted Guitar Hero for a long time. I love music, but playing a plastic guitar to simulate a real one - lame. I finally tried it months after GH2 was released, and loved it. Then I heard about Rock Band. 3 instruments plus vocals! I'm a far better singer than anything else, but karaoke games never interested me that much. A musical game that is rock based and involves 4 people at a time? Perfect. I preordered the bundle on the day it was offered.
I had a group of 3 other friends, and we often got together to play games. Once Rock Band was announced, 3 of us couldn't wait. The other is not into music released in the past 20 years (unless it's an 80s band with a new album). He was unable/unwilling to play any instruments, so we decided he would be the singer. God was he awful. My first experience with Voxtaring was him holding the mic in front of me to take over singing after he failed for the second time on "In Bloom." Seriously... tier 0 "In Bloom".