I really thought this was going to disappoint, but it is a really cool instrument that only feels like a Guitar Hero contoller. I got mine from ThinkGeek.com, they seemed to have the best price around so I pulled the trigger.
I plugged this into Sonar, set it up as a midi device, loaded a couple soft synths and I was on my way. Thing is you have to play cleanly, if you are sloppy it will be sloppy. I don’t fault the controller for that. When I was playing right, I had no tracking issues.
You might have to change your attack a little. With a midi controller like this there are no pull offs. But there are some options that make this less of an issue. The “tap” button can help.