The author is willing to admit he might very well suck at Rock Band, but suspects that the entire design for the Strat Controller might be a more likely culprit.
From the article: "I think the Rock Band Strat may be the weakest point in the Rock Band experience. I know many of you have your own feelings about this, and rather than just running off down Rant Boulevard screaming "This Sucks" I thought I'd present my case to you. First, here are my gripes with the Strat.
* Too Squishy - The Strum Bar on the Strat is way too slow to rebound from a strum to be even remotely accurate in the HARD mode. You have to work your hand to the bone just to get through "Move Along" (DLC) with a decent score..."