I was on another PRS group and someone posted how their friend commented to them that PRS is the "Nickleback of guitars" Someone posted this in the thread, which was one of the most well worded replies I have heard recently to that kind of comment............... "I think, historically, he’s kinda right. I am a PRS fan but I’m fortunate in that I am able to afford one. I see players every. single. day. that are light years better than I. Because PRSi were so expensive for so long, they got this unfortunate blues-lawyer reputation...which is not deserved, but comes with the territory. The marketing early on was very, fine brandy, cigar, and a PRS strewn across a leather couch style. I’m grateful that that company is expanding the S2 series, and that the SE series is of good quality, because it gets the brand into the hands of young musicians that don’t have their corporate attorney or CEO job yet. We, as a community, just need to not fall into the tired “cool bruh, but get a core” camp because, guess what? Musicians better than most of us do much more with much less and may covet a core PRS but might never afford one...all while making some of the most kick-ass or beautiful music. I’m excited for the affordable options to proliferate so folks can see what we were carrying on about all this time...very well designed tone-monsters." This was my reply to this comment over there...... "One of the most to the point, and eloquently put takes on PRS snobbery I have heard in a while. I am no where near the musical level that my PRS is capable of producing. But I LOVE owning it. Even though I see players with Mexican Strats playing circles around me." But, I kind of LIKE having my "Nickleback" guitar. I work hard as h*ll to be able to get "SOME" of the things I want out of life. PRS guitars just happen to be one of them. I am allowed to enjoy it!