In any case, I have some serious confidence issues when it comes to piano-playing in general, and composing in particular. I know I've just started, but when I find something I enjoy I just want to become really good really fast. (I also feel a bit of the same with Japanese, but not as much as the progress there is guided.)
I think one of the biggest problems I have is when it comes to filling out a track with other instruments and effects. Usually it ends up with just adding bass and some random synthesizer sounds, but I know that that's not enough. I can hear that it sounds 'empty', sort of, compared to commercial music, but I don't really know what to add...
Another problem that comes with adding more instruments to the mix is that you have to carve out a place for them using the EQ-settings. And I have no abilities when it comes to that, not to mention that I wouldn't be able to hear everything with the in-built speakers on the computer. I've gotten the impression that a good pair of monitor speakers go for about 500€ or so. Of course just about anything else would be an upgrade from the built-in ones.
And while we're on the subjects of wants, I would also want a keyboard (for future gigs, ha ha, like that would ever happen), since I don't have a laptop I can load up with Garageband to take everywhere, a golden car and a rocket horse.
It reminded me of the end of WarGames.
[after playing out all possible outcomes for Global Thermonuclear War]
Joshua: Greetings, Professor Falken.
Stephen Falken: Hello, Joshua.
Joshua: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.