So I went to the store today to get some strings and figured *wtf, I haven't sat down with a new guitar in whats gotta be 6-8 months now lets give it a whirl and see if I have a new opinion of them with all my new found knowledge* Yeah... new non-prestige ibanez necks feel / look like baseball bats, Prestige necks only slightly better along with jackson. Esp and prs both pretty chunky (and I still don't get why prs has those hugee neck heels which ruins any chance of comfortable upper fret access) Fiddled with a ibanez orm1 and it felt like a toy but that was probably the 24" scale. Ooh they did have a Giger S series there which I nearly shat a brick when I saw! The inlays are actually a mirror pretty deep with a clear piece ontop of it which looks sick and the body was nice but it was heavy as all hell and played no better than any other new prestige ibby I picked up. After I got my strings I bounced back home, polished my frets and gave a much needed setup and reminded myself why I hadn't bothered picking up any new guitars in the last 6 months. I think I'll be sticking with used for the rest of my life unless I manage to afford a custom. On a positive note I played my first JS and I can safely say the JS series has the most comfortable body imaginable. All it needs is to shift the body a little bit so the lower horns farther out of the way and a superwizard neck and it would be heaven. Oh and as I was walking to the counter to get strings I realized they restocked the amps and there was damn near every mesa amp currently being made along with 4 VHT's + some orange and I'm totally going to go back with my guitar another day and piss off the staff by playing damn near all of those amps.