I can respect this. I'm in a conundrum of being guitar-less at the moment, and contemplating my next move. My previous guitar was the MJT Thinline in my avatar, and while I concede that semi-hollow Teles do little for the sound, the weight relief alone was enough to second guess getting a solid-body again. An ES-335 is one of my dream guitars, and then there's the Guild Starfire III, which is butter too. I'll probably end up doing a carbon copy of the MJT though (with slight improvements, courtesy of retrospect), if buying back isn't an option.