Back in the good old days (2003) ESP guitars and the forum itself were riding high on the hog because of availability and affordability. The guitars were of high quality and they were very reasonably priced. The forum was accessible and its loose attitude kept people coming back. And while we were on there chatting it up we were also buying guitars one after the other. Now the brand is so complicated I don't eve know what each line means. Also, for what they're asking I'd rather buy a guitar with better resale value.