I do like the carve for the controls/knobs of the core line. Makes it much easier for push/pulls. I wish that would be in the s2/CE line but I get and accept that’s a luxury and attention to detail left for the higher line
The internet would still find a reason to complain.IMO, only mistake PRS made with new CE was calling it a CE. Automatically invites comparison with the old CE, which was more or less a bolt on core.
If they called it a “somewhere between S2 and Core“ I think there’d be less bitching about it, although that might be hard to fit on truss rod cover.