YES!!! I really like everything about it. What I was hoping for was a 25" set-neck Brent Mason. I got it. The 250/500K switch is a bonus. While there are tiny cosmetic things that I prefer - the abalone birds with MOP outlines - none of those things really matter because the guitar does what I want it to do. It gives me the ability to access nice single coil and humbucking tones while still maintain my sound, the ability to play comfortably and look bad-ass while I do it (LOL).
I was telling Katie (new girlfriend/fiancé once the divorce goes through) last night, on the phone (she had to stay home so I could bond with my other girl), that in reality I only "need" four more PRS' to give back what I had as far as session tools. I could do EVERY session with the ME V, but to give me the right attitude for certain tones, the following guitars would be great to have in the studio closet again:
Hollowbody II Piezo
The ME V replaces, for me, the need to have all the following:
Custom 22 (though I would like a mid 2000s spec with DIIs again one day)
I still have a P22 and the SC245 1957/2008. The P22 will probably go at some point because I rarely play it. I think moving to an HB II Piezo is a better move at this point.
But, yeah, the Modern Eagle V is everything I was hoping for. Those of you that "know" me will realize that I am really picky and often hate my guitars at first - I usually have to warm up to what they can do. I was very nervous that I would be let down by the ME V - much like I was when I got that first Boogie MK IV back in 1991 - I built it up so much in my head that there was "no way" it could live up to it. Well, the Boogie disappointed me. The Modern Eagle V didn't.
It's the bee's knees!!!