Yeah, I tried bands off and on for about 8 years, spent over 15 year actually drumming made a couple bucks here and there but now I get about 3 shows a month and I get paid 600 bucks an hour plus travel expenses if outside of a 50 mile area.
It may be dead but it is useful depending on what field of work you want to be in. I got a lot of crap from friends learning German while they all took Spanish, but my family is from Germany and at my job I use it every once and awhile.
Yes punkt is right, don't really remember linie. I hardly get to use German unless I am talking with family from over there. I tried to learn as many languages as possible and German is my strong point.