Been playing guitar for eleven years. It's more of a hobby to me. I don't think I take it as serious as alot of other 'guitarists' I meet.
I don't make friends with guitar players usually... All they wanna do is circle-jerk over Eddie Van Halen or something..
I would really like to get into the synth realm at some point..
I've played the violin since third grade - its a lot of fun. Just make sure you practice a lot. I made the mistake of slacking off through middle school and I sucked really bad. This year I regained a lot of ground. And if you're really into it - make sure you have a good teacher. It can make a world of difference.
And I attempted to learn guitar, but stopped. The bass looks fun though, I've always wanted to learn.
Good luck! :D