Guitars or Video Game Controllers?

I was looking at this page of guitars and just couldn't imagine who would want to buy, own, or play anything like this but then I watched some demo videos of guys playing these things and I came to the realization that what we're dealing with here is a generation of kids who grew up with game controllers in their hands and rigid musical incoherence in their ears -- they all sound like they're playing soulless, mechanistic warm-up exercises.

Rock music enabled a lot of self-indulgence but prog metal is the domain of pure narcissism and guitar design has to keep pace with and reflect the dreams and desires of the ever-expanding, abstracted ego disconnected from any kind of social reality.

These poor kids think that 8 strings make them sound heavier when they'll never be as heavy as Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin.

Are you dead inside? Step this way...