I never said it was, I can play a little guitar, but I'm not that great. Plenty of my friends can't play guitar, and a lot of people can't play it. It's a great game, though just because it only has 5 buttons is no reason to dismiss it as a "STUPID GIMMICK." Would you want to play a game with 25 buttons as an exact replica of a guitar!? I know I wouldn't.