No one I know has gotten the RLOD. Although a friends-friend got his truck broken into, and his 360 was stolen along with all of his games. But if it's any compensation, they left the guitar for Guitar Hero 2.
Anyway, my job has been going pretty good so far, just had my first ever 8 hour day. I plan on getting a 360 this summer.
And yeah, the 360 controller is very nice. Very comfortable.