I had been noticing lately that my acoustic guitar is hard to play. It's the only one I play so I don't really know. I'm also left handed so I don't really try out other people's guitars at all. I got what I got and I try to make the most of it. What with my arm being destroyed I started wondering if maybe I should investigate having mine adjusted. I took it to a local guitar store and was told that the neck was warped and the action is horrible, the strings are way off the neck. This probably got worse gradually so I didn't notice it.
He dropped the strings down and adjusted the neck for $40 (including new strings) and I got the guitar back inside one day. It's amazingly easier to play now. I'm not really much of a guitar geek so this is all surprising and bewildering to me. Very, very happy with it.