Nearing retirement age, I started learning guitar. I bought for myself a 61st birthday gift a cheap guitar / amp starter pack. Also bought the Gibson Learn & Master Guitar DVD / Study course just to see if I would like learning the guitar. WIthin 6 months I progressed in learning and like it so much that I have added to my gear. In my second year now, I continue to learn, and yes, G.A.S. does attack quite often.