I'm glad you guys found 350s you like. I tried one out that a co-worker was trying to sell and even in my somewhat inexperienced hands; I found it lacking.
If I tried to set it up the way I normally like a guitar, I'd actually lose fret *1*. The first fret was cut so low compared to the others that if you fretted the F on the first string, you'd end up playing an F#, so I had to put so much relief on the neck, it was like a bow. I know frets can be leveled, but Gee!
The bridge was fantastic, even setting the ZPS to float, it stayed in tune very well.
There were obvious places where the paint was simply 'splattered' on. There was a huge 'glop' of paint under the cover for the trem cavity right where the cover attaches, distorting the cover so it looked like a comma when you took it off (and you could see it bulging out on the guitar).
The nut was cut way high, so much so that I would have been afraid to try to sand it down for fear of losing too much metal on the locking nut. (This, I'm sure was exaggerated by the stupid-low first fret.)
Plus: the nut was hanging over both sides of the neck, which to me would indicate that the neck had been over sanded, or simply cut way too narrow.
The pickups were just 'meh', but that's an easy fix so I didn't take points off for that.
It may have just been the one that I tried (I had it for a full week. My co-worker let me play with it before I decided to buy or not) and I couldn't see spending the money on a guitar that I'd end up spending more on to make it 'better' when I could just save that money and get a better guitar, like say a used RG550 with an Original Edge.
There was just too much wrong with the guitar I tried. Maybe I'm just spoiled now, since I have an RG1550 and an RG550, except for the cheap acoustic I started on I haven't had the 'pleasure' of owning a 'lower-end' electric guitar so maybe I'm expecting too much?