There's not much opinion in that post. That's just the story on those guitars. Here's my similar (slightly older) Mirage Custom before I had it refinished. With all the nonsense glued onto it, I picked it up for $400. Yours, in good shape, should sell for considerably more.
Sorry if my information offended you.
Here's a link to the '98 catalog of the same guitar. The specs will be similar, though your older version has the 80's & early 90's ESP Sinclair trem instead of an Original Floyd Rose.