ESP is my favorite guitar company but I feel a little burned by them with this new E-II line that they say is replacing the old ESP standard series. If this is really the case then why does ESP UK and ESP Japan still make guitars under the ESP stanadard brand while their is no plan to replace ESP Standard with the E-II series for those markets? Honestly that makes me mad that North American buyers get screwed. They pay the same as us but they get a guitar with ESP on the headstock?!?! Well f*&%!