Every Gibson guitar I've played or owned felt extremely heavy and I didn't care for the neck shapes. I've never played an Epiphone with a neck I didn't love. Especially the SlimTaper D. Something about it just feels right to me. I was never a fan of chonky necks. Plus Epi's tend to be much lighter. I think I just prefer Epiphones to Gibsons. Plus you can upgrade your Epi to sound really good if not better than a stock Gibson of the same model. And I don't feel like I'm spending a fortune. I've had Les Pauls, Explorers, SG's of both Gibson and Epiphone over the years and I just prefer the Epiphones. Is there something I'm missing? Any real reason to ever play another Gibson if I generally prefer the Epiphones? I feel like if I spent the money I would spend on a Gibson on an Epiphone in upgrades and labor I would get a better guitar. For me at least. Anybody else feel this way?