Fierce Carrot, wow!
That's been the opposite of my experience! The shorter scale, flatter fretboard, etc on an LP make it one of the easiest playing guitars of all time for me. I can get virtually any LP set LOW with slinky feeling string tension, just how I like it.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." -Frank Sinatra