I've got a few e s p standards .... THE best guitars EVER made .. Why the name change .... It sucks you just don't feel your getting the real thing. Some have said the e2 is the same... Others..... Not.... All I know is why f$&@ up a great thing. Esp was THE best to deal with always great!!! It seems thay went the way of to big buissness. I'd hate to see them fall but everyone I know has had nothing that good to say about this. I haven't even seen an e2 around yet to see how good thay mite be. I'll never part with my old M2s thay are AND will be the best....... Esp... Fix this bring back the standards!!!!!!! That say esp be proud of that name .... I am when I play them!!!! By the way to replay to a few out thair that said its only a name.... Would you buy a Chevy that did not say Chevy .... No!!!