Eh. I feel like the price-points stayed generally the same, they just separated the Standard series from the Original & renamed them. So what used to be the more affordable standard series no longer says ESP on the headstock, but the quality will be the same.
If you just want a guitar that says ESP on it, get a used one. If you wanted an ESP standard because of the quality of instrument/features/whatever you get for the price, buy the E-2 or whatever line it is that fits that niche now.