Simply put, this is the best experience I've had in playing video games, ever.
It started with Guitar Hero 3, then World Tour, then it stopped for a while, then it became Rock Band 3.
It started with not knowing a thing about playing online, then it became finding players on random searches, to finding this wonderful forum and learning proper gameplay etiquette, to meeting other players through Skype, to building a friend roster with amazing people from North and South America, Europe and Australia who have been gracious enough to invite me to share in this wonderful experience.
Now it's playing every day, organizing tournaments on dlcquickplay, wading through the back catalogue of discounted songs, agonizing about not having Aerosmith until March 12, despair over the end seemingly being near for this franchise, but mixed with the knowledge that, though a latecomer (joined in August 2011), this has been worth every ounce of my effort, every minute of my time and every cent of my money.
Thank you so much!