I'm a guitar snob and a car snob but only as it applies to me. I like what I like. I don't care at all what others are playing. What I do care about is where the money goes. I won't send mine to China if there's any alternative. There are great guitars made in USA, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Canada, UK and elsewhere. There's just no good reason to send my hard earned money to a predatory economy. My 2 cents. My dollars either stay here or go to countries that aren't trying to destroy mine.