It just seemed...I dunno. Sterile. And very tight, even for a 25.5" scale. Like bending wasn't just difficult, it was PAINFUL.
The alder body w/maple neck-through was just too damn bright for me as well...I get the feeling it would sound good in Drop-C or really low tunings, but seeing as how I just tune to Eb, it was just too screamy and trebly...plus, I thought the pickup arrangement would be good, but it just took away the creaminess factor of a neck humbucker and replaced it with a harsh, thin-sounding single coil.
Definitely a case of where it was very well suited for the artist that designed it (which I suppose is the point, after all), but not me, as opposed to the EBMM Petrucci, which is pretty much perfect, and what I have looked for in a guitar for a few years now.