Not everybody's cup-o-joe, but boy do I love this guitar! It plays and sounds great, and there is just something about these Ernie Ball guitars...it's like I'm never afraid to really beat them up. They just always seem to be made like tanks. And BTW-although the switching system looks complex, once you play the guitar for about 5 minutes, it becomes easy. It's actually set up in a very useful way-easy to use while your playing.