Re: Sucks doesn't it?
I think there's nothing wrong with wanting to win. It's a talent show afterall. If you win at least you get some form of recognition and accoplishment. And we all need some form of encouragement every now and then.
Same reason why music awards exist for that matter, grammys, guitar player of the year...etc
But of course if you don't win, don't let it discourage you.
In fact never let any set back in terms of your musical development discourage you. I don't think there's anything that's impossible on guitar per se. I feel that guitar heroes have got their stage of brilliance based on their passion and love for the guitar and music in general. Everytime I try to learn a piece of music I kinda get the feeling that it sounds impossible, but it's just a matter of breaking everything down and getting to remember everything.
Our kind of music may not be appreciated by everyone But as long we stay true to our love for it and our innate honesty holds, we'll keep at it and get better!
Cheer up my friend!