I'm not arguing that it requires luck, but I'm arguing that the nerf is useless because in order to be competent you have to treat the game as arkanoid with a rock band twist and there is no real alternative that compares. I'm pretty sure HMX didn't make the game saying "Hey let's make an Arkanoid clone and slap the Rock Band name on it." but it sure feels like that now.
Exactly! I've been gaming over 20 years and have never seen anything as ridiculous as a developer destroying their own game.