I'm always going through phases with guitar. I'll get into it like crazy and practice my ass off for a few weeks, and then stop playing so much and lose interest for a while. Sometimes I just get into other stuff, and sometimes I hit a wall and can't seem to get better...so I get frustrated and say fuck it. Well this week since I got the 3120 I've been serious again. I've made some changes to my practice routine too, which may or may not be helping. Firstly...I'm playing standing up instead of sitting down or reclining in my office chair. This way the guitar is always in the same position relative to my body/arms....so I can have some consistency. I always used to just play in whatever position was comfy at the moment...usually sitting down. I've also begun to force myself to practice patterns and exercises that I'm not used to. I have a horrible habbit of getting locked into always playing the same thing when I practice...and that's not good for productivity. So now that I've started to get my hands used to doing things they couldn't really do before...I'm finding that I have more creativity now too. So I'll practice chromatic exercises, then go over some various riff's that are too fast for me to play right now. Then I'll do some scales, then some chords...then some random improv stuff to see if I come up with anything good. Then it's up a notch on the metronome and doing it all over again. Normally I'd top out at 112 or 116 bpm on the chromatic exercise that I do, before I'd start to get too sloppy to consider it worthwhile practice. Last night I did three runs at 120, and half a run at 126 before I got sloppy at all. So, i'm finally making progress again. My goal is 140 bpm on the chromatic exercise. Once I can keep my hands together at that speed, I'll be able to start working on numerous other things that I can't even consider trying right now. That's all i guess....sorry for the short novel. I guess my point is...try new stuff (even though you'll feel like a total n00b at first) and stick with it until you get better at it. Doing this helps you get better at that new thing, but also helps you in other areas at the same time. I think the consistency aspect is helping too...so that might be worth considering if you're like I was, and always playing sitting or laying down or whatever.