I've already expressed my aversion towards the min e tune device in another thread some time ago, but here I go again... I think all you guys are right, whether you are pro or against the minetune, but I agree with eS.G. It's all a matter of skills that you've got to learn, practice and master. I think it also depends on how we look at the instrument: for some of us it's just a mere tool to have fun/make money with, for others (mlp guys mainly) it's a sexy looking piece of furniture and for some others it's something else. i was once watching an interview with Steve Vai who said that the best thing that the guitar would give him, as a teenager playing in his bedroom, was the sense of achievement he'd get from learning a new song. now, i see things that way too. I always measure my improvements and that fulfills me, but above all this, the guitar has taught me patience and how application and hard work pay in the end. i guess I'm being too philosophical here, so I'd better stop. But to me, all these robot things are just new toys for tomorrow's rich teenagers.