I've never played a bad PRS. Only owned a couple. S2 standard satin that I had to purge when something came up, and a new SE Starla I received the other day, which plays great and kind of fills a sonic hole in my home studio. I'm about to change jobs, and in moving retirement money around, I was thinking about spoiling myself a little. Maybe a McCarty SC 594 goldtop or something like that. Im not a huge fan of flamed maple for some reason. And another thing, I dont have to answer to anyone to do this. No wife or girlfriend currently. So, for those who have them, is the extra money for the core gutars worth it?