I went guitar shopping this weekend, looking at PRSes. I'd never played one before and I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up the first one I saw at GC. They're very comfortable, play wonderfully, and (it goes without saying) are beautiful guitars.
I played a bunch of them and while I think they're fantastic guitars, none of them really clicked with me. Mostly, I couldn't get past the painted necks. Though I will say that the ridiculous looking neck joint really isn't an issue. Upper fret access is pretty nice.
So I went to a local store where I thought I'd seen a PRS with an unfinished neck the other day. I asked them to see it and the guy went into a long spiel about the guitar (Eastern maple top instead of Western, which keeps the price down, blah blah). Then he goes away and says, "Let me get the price for you." (Not a good sign, as far as your wallet goes.)
The damned thing had a rosewood neck. It was unreal. It was the smoothest, sexiest feeling neck I've ever played on. And the notes just POP off this guitar. I never even plugged it in, and I was totally in love. Unfortunately, it's $3000, which is about $1000 more than I wanted to spend.
After going home and calming down a bit
if I was going to get a PRS, this probably isn't the one I want. It was a McCarty, with the "wide fat" neck profile, which has a very subtle V shape. I prefer the "wide thin" profile.
So my life's mission now is to get a guitar with a rosewood neck.
I really want a PRS but I might go for a parts guitar, since I've been wanting to do that anyway.