There is nowhere remotely close to me where I can actually get hands on with an S2, but I definitely applaud the idea. Every manufacturer is trying to increase sales with a home made entry level instrument. The only aspect of the design that surprises me is the Korean pickups. I would like to think that guitarists who are reluctant to drop several thousand on a core model in case they cannot live with it would be happier to spend Gibson Studio or high end Mexican Fender money on a US PRS and then when they have experienced the love move up the range.
I was fully lined up to get an S2 Mira until I got the deal on the 'X'.
I would also like to add that I was initially cautious about the brand and that is why I bought my used CE to see if I would like it. Slowly but surely it is now getting out of hand and I want a 513 or 408. Or maybe both.