PS - I appreciate the long thought out debate that has occassionally been sprinkled on this thread since my posting. Unfortunately I won't be contributing anything but my usual smart-ass quips as I have long since realized that there is no sense in wasting what brain power I have left. Some people will never need to play anything but an Ibanez because it works for them, that is fine. Some people just refuse to play anything else out of foolish pride and that is fine. I don't feel the need to change anyone's mind, even though people feel the need to try and change mine.
Although I won't part with my DNA and am happy to have such a neat little chunk of the over-commercialized world of "buy me now" history (which includes everything from Furby to Chrome guitars), I can say that if you gave me the cash again I would not buy a DNA again. It is a cool guitar, but you must realize you are buying a $800 guitar with a $500 paintjob and $2-3k of "collector" value. The end.