I prefer the sound of a separate bridge and tailpiece too.Everything comes down to personal taste and needs. For example, I wouldn't have made that choice.
The Bernies are nice guitars, don't get me wrong. But the Stripped 58 I had was a better choice - for me. I especially like what the two piece bridge does for the tone. The McCarty Singlecut PS I have is the first SC model (out of probably a half dozen) I've owned that tops the tone of the Stripped 58, and it's not by much.
My ES335 has that.
Not that wrap arounds sound bad, but they just don't sound or feel quite as good to me.