I was born metal. Just look at my avatar. It's been a rough stretch to get motivated to play other styles. I jump in at a level I can't handle not wanting to learn slowly again, which is what needs to happen.
As a metal guy it's hard to take your guitar to the neighbors house and entertain. Where's the double bass? Monster vocals? You get the idea. Wanting this ability I have been getting into loopers and more atmospheric sounds. I am pretty happy with the results but would like it to take it a step further.
Prymaxe Vintage and Mike Hermans have been putting out some really nice tutorials on pop tune arrangements. It's been exactly what I need. It's the right material and difficulty level. I hope they keep them coming because they've been very helpful and motivating. Here are the two that started it all for me.