Okay, I seem to be the only person on the planet who has never played a Guitar Hero or Rock Band game. Ever. Not once (except for a demo, that was stuck in hard mode...argh.) The main thing keeping me from playing was always price-I wasn't going to pay $100+ bucks for anything that wasn't a super awesome Neo Geo game, and most of my gaming buddies have moved away so we can't go half on expensive stuff anymore. However, with Christmas here there are deals to be had everywhere, plus I have a better job and can afford more stuff.
So, my question is this... with about 200 versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, where the heck do I start? There are about a billion versions of both games I see running around, and I remember people saying that certain ones weren't that good. Anyone have some recommendations for the musical noob? Most people seem to think Rock Band is superior to Guitar Hero, but I have neither the room of the friends for a whole band set. I was thinking of grabbing a Guitar Hero 3 with guitar set that I see showing up everywhere cheap and then buying Rock Band 1 separately and going from there. Does that sound like a plan or should I start elsewhere?