they’re expensive. They’re a bit delicate. They cause backlash from some people who see them as elitist. The fan base demands that the company more or less stick to exactly the same models as were available between 1954 and 1961. And anything they do to correct problems is immediately hated (they’ve tried to fix the headstock issue 5 different ways and people always complain because it’s not how they did it in 1959). But nine times out of ten, when I hear the sound of a guitar in my head, it’s a Gibson. Nothing feels at home quite like a good late 50s rounded Gibson carve. And nothing smells quite as sweet as Gibson vanilla. Nobody does an old school traditional burst paint job quite as well as Gibson. I get the issues some people have. And I understand they’re not for everybody. But for some of us, we didn’t choose Gibson so much as Gibson chose us.