I think sometimes just being new and a little innocent ignorance. I remember my first Ibanez was a 7620 NOS I got for $699 in 2002. I loved it. My next Ibanez was an RGT42FM I bought in 2003 brand new for the same price. I thought I was getting an absolute steal because it was a neck through with a flame top and binding and stuff. Turned out I still didn't really know shit about Ibanez and it was cheaper because it was Korean instead of Japanese with a veneer top and a cheaper Edge Pro II trem. I thought I was getting something like those RGT3120s that were out at the time. It was a great guitar though. I was just new to guitar still and lived in the middle of nowhere with no real way to experience a lot of different types of guitars. Finding that 7620 was a miracle at the time. Finding my LTD M200 was even more of a miracle. Nobody had heard of ESP back then.