Love my Horizon!! I too was an Ibby player for long time but I have always loved ESP's. I finally bought my 1st LTD used about 10 years ago, EX 350 oxblood with setneck a Floyd and dual EMG HZ's. Put 81/85 set in and its great!
I came across a used Horizon a few years ago in a local music store and got for 250. It's a bolt-on but plays soo nice has EMG hb and slant single neck, 3 way switch, Sinclaire Floyd. I have been trying to figure out the year, it has JAF neckplate and #0040x9 serial, no other markings. It's my favorite guitar and my 2nd ESP.
I wasn't really an ESP either the same til I played an Ltd F400 and then bought it. Sold it on as i didn't really play 6 strings much but recently bought an ESP Standard Series Horizon 7. It is a left handed one of a kind in transparent greenn and it is hands down the best guitar I have ever played and I have rarely touched my Schecter since. Horizons are incredible and I honestlyn cannot find anything I don't like about mine
have to say i was a ibanez player and then the local music store said have ya played and esp, and i said i dont like them because every metal guitarist plays them... Then i played a horizon fr2 and i fell in love.. now i have 3 esp's and 2 of them are horizons and the other an eclipse. The best guitars i have ever played