Fixed for you? Fine.
Obviously not fixed for the OP, or any other owner of an older PRS that can't afford to just go out and buy a new or current model.
The point won't be either "solved" or "moot" until all of the rotary knob switched PRS are either converted to blade switches or are toothpicks.
And I'm betting that there are plenty of players who love their rotary switches and you'd have to pry those guitars from their cold, dead hands.
The numbering bothers some, others don't care. But to suggest the topic is all pointless, well...
Life doesn't come with just one flavor.
Fact: PRS stopped making guitars that use the rotary switch. Therefore, the question of whether PRS should or should not change the numbering system for this part that they no longer use is no longer relevant to their production.
It doesn't matter if you or I or anyone else loves the rotary, or hates the rotary. It's out of production. They aren't going to make a new knob for the rotary, nor should they if they have any business sense.
The change to the blade switch took the question of whether the numbers on a rotary switch need to be changed out of the equation of parts design for PRS. Thus the problem, if it in fact is a problem, is "fixed." It doesn't exist for current production guitars at all. Forgive my humorous way of putting it as a problem that's "fixed." Let's just say it isn't going to be an issue at the Factory.
I don't believe that I suggested the topic was pointless. Just moot. The OP's 'problem' isn't going to be fixed by PRS if they aren't making guitars with the rotary any more, is it?
I certainly wouldn't expect PRS to fix an issue that exists only for out-of-production guitars, and that exactly one person has ever started a thread about on a PRS forum since the original one I joined in 2000.
As to 'wow,' well, let's just stay out of each others' way and not make comments like that. Your post doesn't change the fact that the part is no longer being used on any current PRS.
That isn't the point of this thread. The OP complained about a part PRS no longer uses.
What you, I, or anyone else has to say about the rotary switch is just stating a personal preference that has nothing whatsoever to do with the rotary switch's numbering system. They aren't making rotary switches any more at this point. So there's no need whatsoever for PRS to fix the numbering system. It's an aftermarket issue now.
I'm not sure why the OP chose to make his point, but I figured maybe he isn't aware of the change in PRS current product.
Go make a fortune in the knob business by making rotary switch replacements for all the folks who feel a need to make that change. I'd be curious to see how many folks clamor for this essential part.
Whether you love the rotary or not is irrelevant to the numbering system on the old parts.