I will say the difference in quality with PRS floyds follows the same direction with non-floyd PRS guitars. I had an SE floyd guitar and even with the 1000 series floyd it did everything a quality floyd guitar should. The three core floyds i've owned all had thier own personalities. The core models really did it for me. I've been converted to PRS floyd, selling all 4 of my floyd guitars. I just wasn't playing my Jackson PC1 anymore and SE floyd once i had the core. I love my floyd CU24..and as long as i have played and worked on and owned many guitar types...I've never found the floyd difficult to set up/tune. I guess i just found my method and it's pretty effortless for me. I do change my strings on all my guitars about every two months so i do get practice. I can probably chalk it all up to taking apart and repairing lab equipment in the past, some of that work can teach you patience or new vocabulary.