I spent about 2 years ‘noodling’ with Electric Guitars - this was back in the early 90s - I then decided I was shit at it and sold most of what I’d bought but put away my cheapie practice guitar and it stayed there in it’s battered flightcase (it used to travel with me - so I looked like a Rockstar but was, actually, a IT consultant!!)
Then last year I picked-up Rocksmith “cheap” so I got it back out and I reckon I learned more/got better in a week than I had in the 2 years I originally spent!!
Of course we’ve gone from learning by book/tapes to having “the Internet” - being able to lookup fingerings/tab for anything we want and having loads of tools for teaching (some good stuff on iPad in particular) but Rocksmith actually got me playing and it’s amazing how you start to put together the theory and the practice when you’re working with songs you like.
Then reality kicked-in and I had to put it aside (not enough hours in the day) but I’ll go back “soon” I reckon.
p.s. I had no latency issues - proper ‘RealTone’ cable plugged into a motherboard (not front panel, not hub) socket - make sure your Guitar is setup properly (volume is important, pickup-selection is important - ‘bright’ sounds track best)
Note: it’s possible that highly skilled and technical bits are plagued by technical problems but I’m not qualified to tell you that cos I’m still working on the basics ;0
p.s. I think Rocksmith is fun even just treat as a game - let alone as a musical-instrument teaching tool