I had a $200 guitar once, and it was horrible and constantly went out of tune. My $600 Epiphone Les Paul is solid as a rock and doesn't go out of tune. I've never heard good things about the cheapo guitars. The wood used has to be of a certain quality or it will constantly warp the neck and the truss rod will never stay in place.
Its going to be a transitional couple of years, so its been a bit of a bummer. However, DayZ has been huge for me as I've sunk probably a thousand hours into it, and stuff like Sleepy Dawgs and XCOM have been big hit suprises. Even though I thought the singleplayer of Mass Effect 3 was assy, the multiplayer was actually a huge amount of fun. Far Cry 3 might be cool, too. Also, Planetside 2 seems like its gonna be pretty cool once they balance out the "give us money" factor.