You'll like the next one without cracked birds better.
Believe me, the replacement will feel, look, sound, and play just the same. That's the great thing about PRS, consistency.
Cracked birds notwithstanding.
Call the dealer and get it replaced. You are deserving of that. The other opportunity is to ask for a discount if the cracked birds don't pee you off.
The replacement SS is in, in Tungsten this time. No cracked birds or flaws I could pick on.
The bad news is that even with pretty high action (2.1mm on the bass side, 1.8 on the treble side), I get a lot of fret buzz on all but the B and high E strings. That action is significantly higher than the previous guitar's and yet I'm getting quite a bit of buzz.
I've checked the frets with a Stewmac fret-checker, and cannot see any high frets. I really don't see why the guitar would buzz so much, at that action. In an ideal world, I'd like the action to be a bit lower (like the white guitar's with the cracked birds), but this is impossible as the buzz just gets out of control. The buzz happens regardless of where I play on the neck. Relief is even a bit more than minimum per PRS norms. Buzz seems to come from string contact with the upper (high register) frets.
Do any of you know what might be causing buzz even with a high-action, when there are no signs of a high fret?