I got on a bit of a Guitar Hero/ Rock Band kick at one point... until it occurred to me: "Hey... I actually own REAL guitars!"
As far as releasing band-specific GH titles... that got old fast. When it was done well, it was good. But that was rare. And it limits you to fans of that band... which isn't everybody who bought your game... no matter how popular the band.
Better to offer song/ album packs for download for a cheaper rate, and spare a major disk-package release that is destined for the bargain bin before the month is over.
And how many peripherals do we all need? There were just too many updated guitar controllers to keep track of.
This doesn't surprise me... though I've actually met a couple of folks who worked on these games, so it doesn't make me happy.
Native XWA.Netter (Nutter?)