From too much experience I can attest that hands on is the only real test that counts with any guitar. I fell in love with the look and sound of a USA Tremonti, but it was never comfortable. It was in no way a bad guitar, just not good for me to have that much money in. I don't see why any one would be upset about more options for more people, even if it's not their personal preference. And especially making the decision without ever touching one. I guess haters gotta hate. What else can they do?