My daughter and I hadn't played any rhythm based game (sans DDR) prior to November of last year when my oldest daughter's friend brought over GH3. After hearing a lot of great things about the upcoming RB we purchased it on midnight on the release date.
Since then my daughter (who is only 12) can play guitar on Expert and has many gold stars. To me this is amazing considering I struggle on Hard.
Yesterday we went to Guitar Center and picked up a Strat starter pack. She's already playing some easy songs after just a few hours of looking at tabs from the internet.
My personal goal is to start playing real bass (I already have one my father left to me).
So, has anyone else taken the plunge and picked up real instruments?