That's actually one of my main guitars. I got mine for $300 when it was on closeout after the model was discontinued, but it was a $500-600 guitar when it was being made. I love mine, and that's a good price on it, I say go for it.
the Morley Mark Tremonti wah is my favorite...I like how it's activated when you put your foot on it, no guessing if you turned it on or not like with Crybaby's sometimes...not that I don't like my Crybaby as well.
Schools around here (NC) have been on a book-banning rampage as of late...one county had a list of over 200 books that were not allowed to be used in classes. Among them: Fahrentheit 451...DID THEY EVEN READ THE ****ING BOOK?!
The atomic tests on Bikini Atoll after WW2...pretty controversial. An entire island was displaced, American soldiers were intentionally exposed to radiation, etc... There are several movies on it, and a book called Bravo For the Marshallese.
It could work for some rough demos. FL Studio has a rudimentary but decent drum simulator, so a lot of times what I do is write midi drums in Guitar Pro, export the midi and then import it in to FL Studio. It works in a pinch.
There have always been "midnight players" in the music industry...guitarists who come in overnight to play parts for guys in bands who just can't get it right. People who don't write their own music, people who don't actually sing the songs we hear on the radio (those of us who still listen to radio I guess), people who use backing tapes in concert, etc...
Yes, it's now easier to take shortcuts, but it's always happened, and I think the positives of having people who normally couldn't afford studio time being able to create music that sounds good far outweighs the negatives.
my biggest strength is definitely my alternate picking, my biggest weaknesses would have to be finger picking or sweeping, but I never really use them in my playing/writing, so I suppose I just haven't put any time into learning them.