You really have a great idea for the ESP Guitars line. It would be nice to own a ESP with the essentials. Somehow I believe your idea is more suited to the LTD Elite line than the ESP line.
ESP is known as a premium brand. Stripping it down to just the essentials will not be favored by many ESP players and fans. They expect the high quality instruments they have always seen, purchased, and play.
But still you provided a very good idea that maybe ESP or one of his guitars line will apply in the future.