I own 4 prs core guitars.. a 91 CU24 with birds, a 2011 CU22 with outline birds, an 01 McCarty Standard with moons, and a 97 CE24 with dots. Aesthetically, I like the 91 birds the least - in fact, I wish PRS would make more guitars with dots or moons, because some of us just don’t dig the birds that much. That said, the 2011 CU22 is by far the best of the bunch playability wise so I think PRS is improving with age. The all hog McCarty is pretty special also though. I just wish I could get a new core model besides a DGT without birds. I understand that it really doesn’t cost PRS more to do birds nowadays, and that’s their signature thing, but I still would like the option. Side note - I’m not a fan of most of the S2’s (I know I can get a dot satin) I’ve played - maybe I’m just spoiled, but they don’t feel anything like what I’m used to. In all honestly, I generally prefer SE’s.