I have one of all of then, and I dig them all. There are obvious differences, but in all honesty, more similarities than not, when we're talking about the tone of these humbucker'd Gibsons. Why a Les Paul? It's obviously the most popular among them. It's the name that everyone knows. For a player, the weight, the mediocre upper fret access and the constant struggle not be too "woofy" on the neck pickup, or to get great cleans, would make you think the others might be more popular with players. For me, I'm starting to wonder if it's the history and iconic nature of the instrument, more than anything else, that makes me want to pick it up. Why do YOU choose the Les Paul? Just curious.