Sort of. After five years of study, lessons, and almost daily practice, I today finally realized that I now possess a modicum of understanding of how to effectively play my instrument. Not expert. Not advanced. Not Cliff Gallup. Not Mark Knopfler. But confident that I now have the basic skills and confidence to sit in and play with others. Many times I have questioned myself: "Who am I kidding? I should have started this when I was 12." "I’m too old to learn this." But just as many times someone would say, "Just stay with it. There will come a time, a moment, when a light goes on and it all begins to come together. You’ll realize, ‘I can do this’." Today for me the light went on. It might only be 15 watts, but at least it’s working. I know most of the people here are way past that epiphany stage, but for those who like me are in the earlier stages of guitar wonderousness, I want to say, "Just stay with it. There will come a time, a moment, when a light goes on and it all comes together." Frustration, discouragement, confusion, self doubt - - - It’s all worth it. Hang on. You can do it.