All the recent talk about these things had compelled me to grab one, so that being said, here's a crappy cell phone pic
Most of the QC issues with these discussed elsewhere on the board are present on this guitar, to some extent. They're all minor, and most can be easily corrected (and most have been already since I got her). The most baffling issue I found was this:
I had originally opened the cavity to look at what pots/switch they had used, and saw that pretty little sight. What's confusing to me (and a Dimarzio tech that I talked to), is that this is causing NO issues. Switching works as advertised, no noise, no hum, nothing. It just works like it should. It's a head scratcher, for sure.
Overall, this thing is pretty cool, and will fit it's purpose of being a gigging axe nicely. The Edge Zero II is nice. I removed the ZPS bar, and fully floating, it works like a champ. Definitely light years away from the Edge III quality wise. I was cautiously optimistic about the Deactivator in the bridge, because I'm normally a PAF guy, but it sounds good, and will fit nicely in my arsenal. The Wizard III neck is nice, too. It doesn't have that "big shouldered and chunky" feel of the Wizard II. On top of all that, and most important, it just looks awesome....
Bonus family shot: