I'm with you Cloud. I love offset dots. It's pretty classy. about the only type of inlay I don't care for are the real intricate type that are done throughout the fretboard or the Carvin block inlays. I like the Jem tree of life inlays, but the J-Custom T.O.L inlay doesn't work.... Blank boards are great but a flame maple blank board gets a little tricky finding your way around the neck till ya get used to it.